El Argar : A forgotten civilization (Spain)

2016 • 26' • French, English & Neutral Spanish

Poster of El Argar : A forgotten civilization (Spain)

Director(s): AGNES MOLIA & THIBAUD MARCHAND • Producer(s): Tournez S'il Vous Plait • Coproducer(s): ARTE • Format(s): HD

Everyone has heard of the Greeks, the Romans, and the Celts. These brilliant and prosperous civilizations have marked the history of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Nevertheless, another ancient culture – what archaeologists call the “El Argar” civilization – has been wiped out of our collective memory. This civilization ruled over all of southern Spain between 2200 and 1550 BCE, until it suddenly disappeared. It gradually sank into oblivion for thousands of years.

Spanish archaeologists have nevertheless found traces of the Argaric culture a few kilometres from the city of Murcia. They have just recently uncovered a remarkable edifice, an ancient palatial construction, which makes up the oldest political precincts in Europe. This discovery sheds light on this strange and previously unknown civilization...

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