ANCIENT ALEXANDRIA

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  • DIRECTOR : Thierry Ragobert
  • PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / France 2, Discovery Channel, France Telecom, CNRS Images, Ministry of Research.
  • DATE : 2002
  • FORMAT : One off
  • DURATION : 1x75'
  • AWARD : Jury Award, Techfilm International Festival 2002, (Czech Republic)

SYNOPSIS

Thanks to spectacular underwater archaeological excavations, Jean-Yves Empereurgradually assembles the pieces of the Alexandrian puzzle.

The third episode of the Egyptian saga explores the latest finds in the mythical city of Alexandria, featuring the 3D reconstitution of the city at the time of Cleopatra. New underwater discoveries in the bay of Alexandria such as a new colossal statue that was found recently, as well as finds from excavation sites inside the city walls (the canopic way, underground watertanks, the Cesareum and the famous royal necropolis...) will complete the forgotten face of the city, with the expertise of French archaeologist Jean Yves Empereur who rebuilds gradually the pieces of the Alexandrian puzzle.

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