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In the first century BC, a Greek scholar by the name of Poseidonios wrote about the Arverne king Luern and the gigantic feasts he organised. In July 2001, Matthieu Poux, an archaeologist who had written a thesis on Gallic feasting, began excavations on the site of the Corent plateau in Auvergne. The research focused on a quadrangular enclosure measuring around 60 metres on each side, located in the centre of a vast oppidium covering 70 hectares. The finds there are spectacular: items of finery and weaponry, the 'ghostly' footprints of massive wooden buildings and, above all, thousands of animal remains and wine amphorae: the remains of gigantic feasts ...

Festivals :
- DRAC Picardie Prize for "Best archaeology documentary" 9th Amiens Archaeology Film Festival - 2008. - Opening night of the 5th International Archaeology Film Festival of Nyon (Switzerland) - 2007 - AGON - 7th International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area - Athens (Greece) - 2008 - ICRONOS - 11th International Archaeology Film Festival of Bordeaux - 2008 - FICAB - VIIth Festival Internacional de Cine Archeologico del Bidasoa - Irun (Spain) - 2008 - 18th Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico - Rovereto (Italy) - 2008 - 10th Belgrad Archaeological Film Festival - Belgrade (Serbia) - 2009 - IIIe Festival International du Film d'Archéologie de Besançon - 2009 - AIRCHEO - Festival francophone du film Archéologique de Toulouse - 2009

With the participation of :
- Conseil régional d'Auvergne - Conseil général du Puy-de-Dôme - Gergovie Val d'Allier Communauté

Scientific direction :
Matthieu Poux - archaeologist, Professor of Archaeology - Université Lumière - Lyon 2

In collaboration with :
- L'Association pour la Recherche sur l'Age de Fer en Auvergne (ARAFA) - Le parc archéologique de Beynac - LUERN - Laboratoire Universitaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche en archéologie Nationale - UMR 8546 - AOROC - Ecole Normale Supérieure - CNRS

Technical details :
Director : David Geoffroy
Coproduction: Court-jus Production
& Conseil départemental du Puy-de-Dôme
Format : HD
Running time: 52 min

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