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October 16, 2011

Secrets of the Star Disk (2004)

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I had assumed the Nebra sky disk was a forgery. Majority opinion now appears to suggest it isn't.

"The Nebra Sky Disk is a bronze disk with a blue-green patina (originally black) and inlaid with gold symbols. These are interpreted generally as a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars (including a cluster interpreted as the Pleiades)."

"Two golden arcs along the sides, marking the angle between the solstices, were added later."

"A final addition was another arc at the bottom surrounded with multiple strokes (of uncertain meaning, interpreted as a Sun ship with numerous oars). The disk is attributed to a site near Nebra in Germany, and associatively dated to c. 1600 BCE. It has been associated with the Bronze Age Unetice culture."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 16, 2011 02:24 PM