THE CHIEMGAU COMET
Zero Hour for the Celts
It was a mild day in the fall of 465 BC when, out of nowhere, huge bolts of lightening and earth-shattering thunder shook the peaceful idyll of a Celtic settlement in the region of Chiemgau. Only a little later, fiery shots came crashing into the fields close by. Everything within a radius of 1.200 square kilometres was wiped out in one fell swoop. 10 thousand people lost their lives as a comet more than 1000 metres in size exploded 70 kilometres into the air. Its fragments plummeted to earth at a speed of 4.300 kilometres per hour. According to experts, the devastating impact of the explosion was comparable to 8000 Hiroshima-bombs!
This film presents itself as an exciting scientific documentary, which accompanies scientists from various fields through the examination of their incredible findings in the region of Chiemgau. Impressive 3D-animation pictures and re-enactments enable the viewers to relate to the natural disaster. New historic findings shed light on how the impact of the comet changed the whole of the ancient world at that time.
|Sven Hartung/Guido Weihermüller|
|Jens Essig/Sven Hartung|
|Helga Lippert/Claudia Moroni|
|Claus Bosch Dos Santos|