Monday, May 16, 2011

The Nebra Sky Disc

In 1990, two hunters discovered a mysterious disc on Mittelberg Hill near Nebra, Germany. The disc has depictions of the moon and the sun and 32 stars. Scientists have determined that the disc was buried about 3,500 years ago, and was used as a calendar and also used as a navigational tool in ancient Germany. The golden arc on the disc is said to have represented a ship. Dated from 1600 BC, it is the oldest known representation of the heavens from the Bronze Age.

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