• Short Summary

    Working with local archaeologists, young enthusiasts have made new finds in the Vienne Department, France.

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  • Description

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    LV Digging in process at Savigne, near Civray.
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    2.
    SV PAN..ditto.
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    3.
    SCU Stone sarcophagus.
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    4.
    CU Onlookers.
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    SCU Skull being lifted out of uncovered sarcophagus.
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    6.
    CU Photographer.
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    SCU Skulls and bones being assembled on ground.
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    8.
    SV Man digs.
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    SCU ditto and unearthing another skull.
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    10.
    CU Above skull.
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    SV Man hands over piece of pottery.
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    CU Pottery.
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    CU Sign 'Grottes du Chaffaud',
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    14.
    SV Entrance to cave.
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    15.
    SV Entrance to another cave.
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    16.
    SV Entrance to another cave.
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    17.
    ANGLE SHOT..Church at Civray.
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    18.
    CU Sign 'Eglise Romance'.
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    19.
    LV Picturesque church with carvings etc.
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    20.
    SV Ditto.
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    CU PAN..ditto.
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    LV INT..Objects from Chaffaud caves on show.
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    CU Ditto.
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    24.
    CU Ditto.
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    25.
    LV Ditto.
    1.37



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Working with local archaeologists, young enthusiasts have made new finds in the Vienne Department, France.

    A burial ground at Savigne, dating back to the Meroving Franks of the Dark Ages yielded stone sarcophagi containing human skeletons. In the nearby Chaffaud caves - where some of the earliest drawings on bone were discovered - prehistoric artifacts, many thousand of years older than the Meroving remains, were also unearthed.

    Appropriately, the latest finds were exhibited in a church that is itself of historic importance, the Romanesque church of Civray, built in the 12th, century.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99F8T811KXKS4OMY01AALUBEZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA99F8T811KXKS4OMY01AALUBEZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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