ZED

Petra, The capital of the desert 90' by Olivier Julien & Gary Glassman

Synopsis

Its temple-like tomb awed millions in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. How did an ancient people over 2000 years ago build this magnificent city in one of the most bone-dry locations on Earth? In a daring experiment a geoscientist and sculptors team up to carve a Petra style tomb. And archaeologists and hydro-engineers uncover a water system that would have made this desert city the Las Vegas of the ancient world.

Information

Direction: Olivier Julien & Gary Glassman

Production: ZED for ARTE France, Providence Pictures and CNRS Images

Genre: History

Available versions: French, English

Awards

Festival Internacional de Cine Arqueológico del Bidasoa
Arkeolan Award
ARKAM Festival
Public Award
Rovereto Film Festival (Italy)
Favorite Audience Award (Archaeology category)

Screening Room

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