FORMAT: Download - After purchase you will be emailed a link to download the file onto your device In this Globe Trekker Special on the world's most sacred places, we visit some of the planet's most spectacular, and grandest mosques. Islam, founded in the 7th Century in what is now Saudi Arabia, by the Prophet Muhhamad, spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and into Europe, Africa and Asia. As the religion took hold beautiful and dramatic mosques were built by powerful Islamic dynasties and caliphates and some of these fantastic buildings can still be visited today. The Omayid Caliphate in Damascus was the first great Moslem Empire and its mosque in the capital (Umayyad Mosque) in what is now Syria was a popular staging point in ancient times for pilgrims making The Haj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. The Ottoman Empire, particularly under its most famous Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent, constructed, many fabulous mosques, including the Suleymanye Mosque, where Suleyman is buried, which is still Istanbul's largest mosque today. Many of the Ottoman mosques were built by Sinan, the great Ottoman architect of the age and who was regarded as the Moslem world's Michaelangelo. The Safayid Dynasty in Persia and the Mughals, who ruled Pakistan and India, also built magnificent mosques which we visit in Isfahan, Lahore and Delhi. In the 21st Century Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. We also explore giant new mosques in Oman, Morocco and Indonesia. Runtime: 52 minutes per showFORMAT: H.264 MP4 *Plays on Roku, AppleTV, Playstation, Xbox, Chromecast, Firestick, Mac, PC, Cell Phone, or TabletTo those who might wish to share or "torrent" these shows for free: Please remember we are not some huge, anonymous conglomerate. We are a small independent company making travel adventure films that we hope you love watching as much as we do making them. Every time you buy a video from us you are supporting the filmmakers who created all the films on this site. Your support keeps us going, and we couldn't do it without you. We can't stop you from copying or torrenting; all we can do is politely request that you enjoy the show, and let other people find it in the same way. Thanks!