Stairway to Heaven - Rebuilding the Minbar of Saladin

For anybody that appreciates ancient arts and architecture, this is a wonderful documentary on the sacred geometric arts in Islam:


Documentary chronicling the restoration and re-installation of the Minbar of Saladin, at Jerusalem's holy Islamic Al-Aqsa mosque. Originally installed on the orders of Saladin in 1187, the structure was made of ivory and hand-crafted wood, with Arabic calligraphy, geometric designs and floral motifs inscribed in its woodwork. After its destruction by a fanatic in 1969, it was replaced with a much simpler structure later deemed to be inappropriate.

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