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First Jury Award for Ark of the covenant

15 April 2021

First Jury Award for Ark of the covenant, at Nyon International Festival of Archaeological Films – FIFAN

The jury, chaired by Lionel Pernet, Archaeologist, Director of the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History, Lausanne, and composed of Philippe Ruffieux, Archaeologist, Cantonal Archaeology Service, Geneva, Stéphane Goël, Director, Climage, Lausanne, Mark Olexa, Director, Producer, Fribourg, and Anne-France Morand, Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Laval University, Quebec, unveiled on Saturday the Prize List of the 12thNyon International Festival of Archaeological Films – FIFAN

For the first time ever, a joint French-Israeli scientific mission, led by archaeologist Israel Finkelstein, and biblical scholar Thomas Römer, prepare to unearth the secrets of Kiryath-Jearim. According to the Bible, the Ark of the Covenant was kept on the hill of Kiryath-Jearim before it was taken to Jerusalem. Using the latest scientific and innovative technologies, their finds will coalesce into a comprehensive story, which just may solve the long lost mystery of the ArkIt is a fascinating investigation, in which clues gathered from these and other ancient sites, are juxtaposed with biblical texts, revealing an even bigger story, that of the Bible’s origins.

DIRECTOR : Thierry Ragobert
WRITERS : Thierry Ragobert, Fabrice Gerardi, Marie Thiry
CO-PRODUCTION : GEDEON Programmes, ARTE France, Cinephil, Kan
LENGTH : 90′, 52′
YEAR : 2020