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Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, Quatermain and Captain Picard have one thing in common: they are all archaeologists and treasure hunters.
The search for gold and jewels, rare artefacts and lost civilisations drives the heroes of our childhood to ever new spectacular and crazy adventures. But what exactly is the mechanism of Antikythera that Indy is tracking down in the latest instalment of the film series? Is El Dorado really waiting to be discovered in the jungles of South America? Or Lemuria, or a city Z? What treasures are still waiting in the earth of Egypt? And what significance do precious metals and gemstones really have for a seasoned archaeologist? And last but not least: what exactly does an archaeologist actually do and why?
Reinhard Prahl explores these and other questions in his panel Archaeology in Fantastic Film. There will also be an overview of some of the biggest archaeological faux pas, which will be documented in an entertaining way using images and film clips and then classified.
Lecturer: Reinhard PrahlDuration: 60 min - The Lecture will be held in: german
Reinhard Prahl is a science and media journalist, writer and columnist. His work and interviews with scientists, actors and filmmakers have appeared in numerous print and online magazines such as GEEK!, TV Serien Highlights, FedCon Insider, Planet Trek and Serienjunkies.de since 1999.
His first non-fiction book, "Auf der Suche nach der Mutterkultur", was published in 2006. After several short stories from 2018, the first part of the novel "Seelen - Das Ruhrstadtuniversum" followed in 2019. From 2021, Prahl also worked as part of a ten-person team of authors on the audio series "Die schwarze Stadt", directed by Ivar Leon Menger.
Since 2019, the author has also been increasingly active in the non-fiction sector again. He is co-author of the non-fiction series "Die Star Trek Chronik", "Die Akte X Chronik", "Es lebe Captain Future" and "Es lebe Firefly".