“The Mystery of Phaistos – Forgers at Work?”
Did excessive ambition and competitive envy turn Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier into a forger of history on Crete? Competing for world fame with Arthur Evans, the British excavator of ancient Knossos? The film is a scientific thriller set against the spectacular backdrop of Minoan Greece. Completely new insights emerge from the detective work of internationally renowned scientists between New York and Athens, which shed a whole new light on our image of Europe’s first advanced civilisations and their discoverers.
|Broadcast date||2016 auf Arte|
|Written and directed by:||Michael Gregor|
|Editorial advisor:||Dr. Peter Allenbacher (ZDF/arte)|
|Line producer:||Anke Meyer|
|Executive producer:||Hartmut Klenke|
|Filming location:||Kreta, Athen, New York, Rom, Florenz|