"Around the Medusa” selected for screening at :

Festival du film archéologique de Nyon (2009)
Festival du film archéologique d'Amiens (2010)

The Franco-Egyptian team of the Centre d’Études Alexandrines (CEAlex) under the leadership of Jean-Yves Empereur has, for more than ten years now, been involved in a series of salvage excavations on land and underwater. The mosaics unearthed during these digs are moved to the former armoury at Shallalat where they are restored before being exhibited to the public in one of Alexandria’s museums. This film follows the delicate work done on the Medusa mosaic, from the restoration of the central medallion to the final assembly of all the surrounding panels..

A film by Raymond COLLET
Production : CNRS (USR 3134) - Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines
13 minutes - © 2008 - CNRS / CEAlex
Distribution : Editions Harpocrate - 15 Mansard Street - 72000 - Le Mans - France
• Filming : Raymond COLLET - André PELLE
Editing : Raymond COLLET
• Music : "Beyond Words", "Contemplate Meditate" (Editions The Music Bakery)
• Restauration of the central medallion : Patrick BLANC - Marie-Laure COURBOULES (Maison de l'Arles et de la Provence Antiques)
• Restauration of surrounding panel : Hanna TAWFIK - Amr ISMAEL - Sobhy ATTEYA - Medhat IBRAHIM - Ibrahim ALY (Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines)
• Scientific advisor : Anne-Marie GUIMIER- SORBETS
• In collaboration with the Conseil Suprême des Antiquités Egyptiennes
Translation : Colin CLEMENT

CEAlex 13’ MA08EN

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