THE TOMB OF THE SCYTHIAN PRINCEONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Marc Jampolsky
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Arte, Discovery Channel, CSRL, CNRS Images, MAFAC, La Cinquième, RTBF, TFO-TV Ontario
- DATE : 1999
- FORMAT : One off
- DURATION : 1x52'
- AWARD : below
Go back in time of the Scythian, these mysterious fearless riders. An incredible archaeological treasure-trove sheds a new light on the life of these nomadic conquerors from Eurasia.
The Scythians, skilled horsemen and nomadic conquerors, built a feared Empire in the vast Eurasian steppe between the 9th and 3rd century B.C. The only remaining traces of this people are their graves: the Kourganes. In April 1999, a French-Italian and Kazakh scientific team announced the exceptional disocvery of a 2400 year-od Scythian tomb in Kazakhstan. The incredible archaeological treasure-trove reveals amongst others, twelve horses completely harnessed in gold, which attests on the social stratum of the deceased. Every piece is unique and sheds a new light on the life of these mysterious fearless riders.
- Youth Jury Prize, Researchers' Film Festival 2001, Nancy (France)
- Special Jury Mention, Filmobidos Festival, Obidos, Portugal - May 2001
- Best archaeological film Award, Human Adventure Festival 2001,Castellana Grotte (Italy)
- Grand Jury Award, Nyon Archaeological Film Festival 2001 (Switzerland)
- Audience Award, Nyon Festival, Switzerland - March 2001
- Bronze Medal, New York Film Festival 2001, (USA)
- Grand Prix de l'Aventure Scientifique, Festival du Scoop 2000, Angers (France)