An epic documentary series that explores the world's greatest empires.

Moslem Empires: Ottomans, Mughals & Moors

Ottoman Tombstones, Istanbul

Ottoman Tombstones, Istanbul

In the seventh century, a great new religion was born and rose up in the deserts of what is now Saudi Arabia. Within 200 years, the religion had spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and then through the Moors into Southern Spain and Portugal. By the 13th century it had spread through the Ottomans into Eastern Europe, and by the 15th, through the Mughal’s to India. In this episode of Empire Builders, we explore ten sites that made history as we chart the rise and fall of these great Muslim empires.

Mesquita, Cordoba, Spain

Mesquita, Cordoba, Spain

Using CGI, contributions from experts in their fields and re-enactments, we visit sites such as the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem, and the Great Mosque of Damascus, home of the Ummayid dynasty. We also explore the Mezquita Mosque in Cordoba, Spain, arguably the greatest building in Moorish Spain and the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, home of the Ottoman sultans for hundreds of years. In Iran, we visit the fabulous Shah Mosque (now known as the Iman Mosque built by the Ottomans’ rivals, the Persian Safavids) and in Agra, India, we explore the Taj Mahal, the greatest building constructed by the Mughal Empire’s Shah Jahan.

Credits

narrator

ROBERT BLYTHE

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titles & graphics

MARTINA DEO

CGI artist

SIMON ROSS

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camera

CHRIS BAIRSTOW

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facilities

GUILTFREE POST

dubbing mixer

CHRIS MORRIS

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editor

HELEN WALKER

online editor

DANNY DAVIS

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title music

PAUL MOUNSEY

music by

PAUL MOUNSEY

MICHAEL CONN

COLIN WINSTON FLETCHER

MALCOLM LAWS

NAINITA DESAI

SITTING DUCK

MARK TAYLOR

AMANDA KRAMER

NINA MILES

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post production coordinators

JIM WOODALL

EMILIO REY

production accountant

RASHIDA PATEL

production manager

TARA BENSON

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executive producer

IAN CROSS

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produced and directed by

IAN CROSS

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Produced by Pilot Film and TV Productions

© Pilot Productions MMXVII

Places Mentioned - India, Israel, Spain, Turkey

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