“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