Great Enigmas of Science

CustomerFrance 2 Television
SubjectArcheology
PurposeDocumental
Year2004
FormatVideo

The animated film, in three-dimensional computer-graphics, for the documentary ‘Great Enigmas of Science’ is the virtual reconstruction of a famous monument of ancient Rome: the temple of Jupiter Capitoline.

This temple, dedicated to the Capitoline Triad, Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, was founded on the Capitoline Hill by king Tarquinius Priscus in the VI century B. C. Its splendid painted terracotta decoration was made by artists from Etruria. Today only a massive foundation of tufa blocks remains of the great temple, that has been reconstructed on the basis of the sources and the comparison with coeval similar temples in Lazio and Etruria.