“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
Length:52 Minuten
Written and directed by:Michael Gregor
Camera:Alexander Hein
Editor:Kjell Peterson
Editorial advisor:Dr. Peter Allenbacher (ZDF/arte)
Production:Ulrike Römhild
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Kreta, Athen, New York, Rom, Florenz