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Nebra Sky Disk

Mysterious Nebra Sky Disk

Mysterious Nebra Sky Disk

This mysterious Nebra Sky Disk is in the archaeological State Museum of Prehistory, which was founded in Naumburg in 1819. in 1825 the museum moved to Halle, Germany. The Nebra Sky Disk dates back to the early Bronze Age, it was an astronomical instrument, world’s oldest known. The museum exhibits 15 million items.

The Sky Disc gives us a glimpse how our ancestors saw the course of the universe 3600 years ago.

The Sky Disc gives us a glimpse how our ancestors saw the course of the universe 3600 years ago.

The mountain Mittelberg (Nebra) is located near the town of Wangen (Unstrut), where the sky disk was found.

The mountain Mittelberg (Nebra) is located near the town of Wangen (Unstrut), where the sky disk was found.

The disc was not the only discovery, there were also other findings – swords, axeheads, chisel and spiral armbands.

The disc was not the only discovery, there were also other findings – swords, axeheads, chisel and spiral armbands.

there were also other findings – swords, axeheads, chisel and spiral armbands.

there were also other findings – swords, axeheads, chisel and spiral armbands.

1) On the left the full moon, on the right the waxing moon, and between and above, the Pleiades

1) On the left the full moon, on the right the waxing moon, and between and above, the Pleiades

2). Arcs are added on the horizon for the zones of the rising and setting sun. Individual stars were shifted and or covered.

2). Arcs are added on the horizon for the zones of the rising and setting sun. Individual stars were shifted and or covered.

Addition of the “sun boat”

Addition of the “sun boat”

Diagram of the disk in its current condition (a star and a part of the sun, or full moon were restored)

Diagram of the disk in its current condition (a star and a part of the sun, or full moon were restored)

The disk is part of the permanent exhibition in the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte (State Museum of Prehistory) in Halle.

Nebra Sky Disk

Corded Ware culture

Corded Ware culture

Among other most extensive and important items the museum exposes famous exhibits the Eulau family graves of Corded Ware culture. Corded Ware culture is associated with some of the Ind-European family of languages and related to the Catacomb culture.

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