New Addition to the Sites of the World’s Cultures Series Damascus: Paradise on Earth Available on DVD March 26
New York, NY, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Damascus: Paradise on Earth available on March 26, 2013.
Once the legendary dynasty of the Omayyads had chosen Damascus as its capital in the 7th century, the Syrian city acquired a fabulous reputation.
For almost 100 years Damascus was the cultural linchpin of the world, a city where the most learned men of the Mediterranean region lived and the most skillful craftsmen worked. The Omayyad caliphs contributed to this golden age; they summoned the most skilled craftsmen in Byzantium to work on the mosaics in the newly constructed Omayyad Mosque.
The name Damascus, however, is closely connected not only with Islamic history, but also with Christianity. The nearby Mount Kassyoum is regarded as the place where Cain is said to have murdered Abel. The apostle Paul met his destiny at Damascus: here he underwent his conversion. Even today there are still numerous Christian communities in this historic city.
Title: Damascus: Paradise on Earth
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Run Time: 57 minutes
UPC: 032031 485099
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films