Mirko Drotschmann tells of a lost empire that probably existed in the middle of Germany about 4000 years ago. The discovery of the Sky Disk put researchers on its trail – discovering cult sites and princely tombs – and the largest settlement in Central Europe at the time. It is the time when a new material revolutionizes the world: bronze. Mass production and mobility, the formation of elites, new weapons and the first battles profoundly transform life.
WRITER: Sabine Klauser DIRECTORS: Nina Koshofer, Robert Wiezorek, Sahar Eslah, Leonard Claus CAMERA: Torbjörn Karvang, Joachim Seck, Marc Riemer EDITOR: Claudia Spoden SOUND: Simone Hartmann COSTUME DESIGNER: Ina Damyanova MUSIC: Paul Rabiger COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Georg Graffe (ZDF), Claudia Moroni (ZDF)