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Mysterious ruins are emerging in the middle of a Norman forest at a place called "Bois-l'Abbé" near the town of Eu. Initial archaeological research carried out on the site in the 19th century suggested the presence of a monumental Roman sanctuary. In the early 2000s, as the site was being looted on numerous occasions, new archaeological digs were undertaken by archaeologist Etienne Mantel.

Given the scale of the discoveries, Etienne suspected that the forest was actually home to the remains of a Roman town that had fallen into oblivion. As the excavations progressed, the site gradually revealed its secrets, and Etienne's intuition was confirmed: it was a real town that had resurfaced. Spectacular discoveries follow one another until the one that many archaeologists dream of: the unearthing of the name of the unknown city: BRIGA.

Awards :
Audience Award - 12th Nyon International Archaeology Film Festival 2021
Special Jury Prize - 12th Nyon International Archaeology Film Festival 2021


With the support of the CNC, the Ministère de la Culture & the DRAC Normandie.

Technical details :
Director: David Geoffroy
Scientific advisors: Etienne Mantel

& Jonas Parétias
Year of production: 2020
Production: Court-jus Production / FTV / France 3 Normandie
Format: Full HD
Running time: 52 min

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