A remarkable story about the rebirth of Islamic art and culture coming out of a great tragedy.
In 1969, the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was attacked by a fanatic, and in the blaze that followed, one of the world’s most precious works of art, the minbar of Saladin, originally installed in 1187, was destroyed. This is an excerpt from the film, made by The Prince’s Charities, which tells of the reconstruction of the minbar with the help of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Ghazi of Jordan.
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. To find out more about The Prince’s Charities visit: www.princescharities.org
Apologies to Led Zeppelin fans this is not that stairway to heaven.