During recent consolidation work following the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, two sarcophaguses along with hundreds of fragments of polychrome sculptures of the old rood screen were discovered under the cathedral’s stone floor.
These discoveries turned out to be so exceptional that the excavation work was extended several times, despite the urgency of the restoration work.
Using the scientific analysis (digitization, reconstitution, etc.) of these archaeological treasures, the film will follow this outstanding project that will reconstruct an unknown part of the monument’s foundations. We will be transported behind the scenes of a unique forensic archaeological investigation that will throw fresh light on the history of Notre-Dame.
Direction: Florence Tran
Production: ZED for ARTE France & TV5 Québec
Delivery: Fall 2024