The Twilight of the Celts

52m 44s

French-speaking Switzerland is the scene of an extraordinary discovery. On Mormont Hill, diggers have unearthed a huge Celtic sanctuary, the largest known to date. 2,000 years ago, the Helvetians dug hundreds of shafts in this isolated spot to deposit offerings to their gods: objects, animals, and fragments of human bodies. The discovery enables archaeologists to inquire into the religious practice of our ancestors. Rituals, sacrifices and Druids: what do we know, or think we know, about the remarkable Celtic civilisation? In an attempt to answer this question, this thriller-like film follows the excavations of the site and the archaeologists’ work step by step. Sudden new discoveries immerse us in a mysterious world bordering on the imaginative and the real.