Relive three of National Geographic's most popular specials exploring major world religions in this three-disc set: Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites, Inside Mecca, and Inside the Vatican.
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites Its name means ''city of peace.'' But as a focal point of three major world religions, and home to some of those faiths' holiest sites, Jerusalem has witnessed 3,000 years of bloody conflict, intrigue and passion. National Geographic, with exclusive access, intimately explores locales held sacred by Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Inside Mecca This story presents the most intimate and three-dimensional documentation of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and sheds light on the universal principles of Islam during the days of the Hajj. Learn the historical significance of the city to Muslim and non-Muslim populations alike. And, experience the epic journey of a lifetime, the Hajj, as we witness the personal stories of the pilgrims and the mental preparation, physical strain and spiritual ecstasy they encounter on their life-altering pilgrimage of faith.
Inside the Vatican National Geographic was given unprecedented access for this project, and in this film, their team provides a rare glimpse inside the secret archives and private chapels of the Vatican. Privileged accounts from Vatican officials, historians, and devoted individuals who worked closely with Pope John Paul II provide insight into the remarkable history of this holy city and its unique traditions, some of which have survived for nearly 2000 years.
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by historian Jared Diamond in this DVD gift set featuring Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse . Guns, Germs, and Steel As seen on PBS and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ...