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A Lady, Stones and Men
FRANCE, 2011, 26'
  by AGON - Friday, 27 January 2012

The “Lady of Elche”, a remarkable stone bust from the 5th or 4th century BC, exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid, is a masterpiece of the Iberian art.

The archaeologist Pierre Rouillard, with a team composed of archaeologists, a geologist and a geomatics engineer, recounts its story and tries to find its identity –a goddess or a princess–, through the search for its birthplace, the quarries of the El Ferriol valley near Alicante, and the matter in which it has been sculpted, a soft limestone.

 


Director: PAUL RAMBAUD, CLAUDE DELHAYE
Producer: CNRS IMAGES