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Sagalassos, the Forgotten City
BELGIUM, 2003, 52'
  by AGON - Tuesday, 3 January 2012

This documentary film recounts twelve years of interdisciplinary excavation and reconstruction work made by an international team of 120 scientists led by the Belgian archaeologist Marc Waelkens in the Turkish antique city of Sagalassos, the most important excavation site in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Film material shot between 1990 and 2002, on location interviews, special effects and 3D computer graphics allow the viewer to discover the history of this prosperous city, the capital of Pisidia successively Greek, Roman and Byzantine, destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century, abandoned by its population and eventually forgotten.


Director: PHILIPPE AXELL
Producer: AXELL COMMUNICATION
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