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Archeology / History

The Sun King's Secret Shipwreck

Louis XIV’s ship La Lune was wrecked off Toulon in November 1664. The ship was returning from an expedition to the Barbary Coast with nearly one thousand people on board, simple seamen or nobles of the highest rank. In an instant all was lost, men and their belongings, the cargo and the ship. Under pressure from the Sun King and his entourage, who planned to conceal the disaster, La Lune was quickly forgotten. Discovered by an Ifremer submarine in 1993, the wreck lies in 90 metres of water. In a state of magificent preservation, like some underwater Pompei, she will, starting in 2012, be the subject of an exceptional archeological investigation, bringing...

Easter Island: the truth revealed

This is a tiny island, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But it stirs up passions: the Easter Island. Because it owns one of the most precious treasures of humanity: the famous stone statues called moai. Who was this Rapa Nui people who created such a masterpiece? Where did these men and women come from? How did they disappear ? From Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands, from Brussels to Los Angeles, three world-renowned archaeologists have investigated for more than twenty years. And what they discovered tells a whole different story ... UPCOMING DECEMBER 2017 LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESALES

Spandau, the most expensive prison in the world

Seven bare-chested men with their hands behind their backs walk around a lime tree in an untended garden. These seven men are Former Nazi top officials sentenced to prison at the Nuremberg trials. The garden is that of Spandau Prison. A prison to match the excess of the Nazi crimes, in which more than 350 civil and military personnel employed only for their detention. This prison with all its excess and privilege, but also power play in the midst of the Cold War, is a stage in which the greatest criminals of the planet become political instruments. UPCOMING OCTOBER 2018 LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESALES

Albi’s Mappa Mundi – the World of yesterday

In an ancient town in the southwest of France lies a “treasure”: Albi’s Mappa Mundi. Dating from the 8th century and included in a manuscript, this map is the oldest known representation of the world as a whole. How was it made? Why is its shape so particular? What exactly does it describe? What was its purpose? To answer these questions, historians, paleographers and scientists conduct a minute investigation and, step by step, the Mappa Mundi reveals its secrets. UPCOMING AUGUST 2017