In August 2004, Bulgarian archaeologist Dr. Gueorgui Kitov made a spectacular discovery when he entered an old, untouched tomb in the Valley of the Thracian Kings, an area next to Sofia, Bulgaria. Bearing invaluable testimony to the historic kings from the height of the Thracian culture in 4th century B.C., the three rooms of this gigantic mausoleum held a number of priceless objects. These bore Greek inscriptions, unveiling a king who battled Alexander the Great. Dr. Kitov reveals what he believes is the hidden past of this tomb, exposing secret practices of immortalization.
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Length: 52 min.
Director: Zlatina Rousseva
Producer: Alice Colin and Alicia Fanini, Crescendo Films
Producer Web site: http://www.crescendofilms.fr/?lang=en
Distributor: ARTE France
Distributor Web site: http://www.artefrance.fr/
Festival Screenings and Awards:
Best documentary, Plovdiv’s Festival, Bulgaria
Primo Paolo Orzi Prize, International Review of Archaeological Cinema, Rovereto, Italy
Prize of Europe, International Festival of the Archaeological Film of Besançon, France