Tuesday 24 October 2023

Artemis – The Lost Temple

The location of the Sanctuary of Artemis at Amarynthos has long remained one of the great archaeological enigmas of Greek antiquity.

For 50 years, Swiss historian Denis Knoepfler has been passionate about this lost temple. Thanks to his research, and the tenacity of a team of Swiss-Greek archaeologists, the mystery was finally unravelled in 2017. It was one of the most stunning archaeological discoveries made in Greece for 30 years and attracted significant media attention.

The documentary film retraces this collective epic and details the crucial stages of a long-term investigation that has fascinated, and will continue to fascinate, several generations of archaeologists.

Written and realised by Sébastien Reichenbach
Produced by Stéphane Goël, Climage
Co-produced by RTS and ARTE
Co-produced by the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece


The Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece would like to thank:
Ephorate of the Antiquities of Euboea, Dimitrios Christodoulou and Olga Kyriazi
Ephorate of Piraeus and the Islands, Angeliki G. Simosi
Archaeological Museum of Eretria
Municipality of Eretria and Amarynthos
Swiss Confederation, The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI)
Swiss Embassy in Greece
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Foundation of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece
University of Lausanne
Foundation for the University of Lausanne
Sandoz Family Philanthropic Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Isaac Dreyfus-Bernheim Stiftung
Société Académique Vaudoise
Pittet Foundation

Thanks also to all the team of collaborators on the excavation and in the museum.


 RTS, Play RTS
 ARTE, Arte boutique