LIBYA, THE LAST FRONTIER

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Ancient History

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  • DIRECTOR : Serge Tigneres
  • PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Odyssée
  • DATE : 2003
  • FORMAT : One off
  • DURATION : 1x52'
  • AWARD : 3rd Prize, Festival de Rovereto, Italy - 2004 / SCAM Special Prize, Festival du Creusot 2004

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Geophysicists in search for oil incidentally found the most important archaeological site in South West of Libya dating back 6000 years ago.

The most important archaeological site ever found in the Sahara, dating back 6000 years ago was found in the Desert of Messak, South West of Libya. The French archaeologist Jean-Louis Le Quellec made this discovery while accompanying an expedition conducted by geophysicists in search for oil. A unique prehistoric legacy engraved in the rock has been excavated. These stone drawings representing elephants, giraffe and human figures will sed a new light on the first human presence in this region.

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