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A plague on your houses

Marseille 1720 - 1722

Reference

380

Duration

00:52:00

Production year

1999

Versions

Original material

SD
4/3
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Laurent MAGET

Summary

In 1994, in the Panier neighborhood in Marseille, demolition work in preparation for the construction of a new building revealed the a mass grave of plague victims from the 18th century. Thirteen specialists in biology, the humanities and social sciences investigated this archaeological discovery, providing a wide-angle perspective on the great plague of 1720.

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