Nebra Sky Disc

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The British Museum in London will display an ancient object called the Nebra Sky Disc, which is thought to be the world’s oldest concrete depiction of stars.

  • The object is being loaned to the museum by Germany’s State Museum of Prehistory in Halle that owns it and will be showcased as part of an exhibition on Stonehenge, which will open in February 2022.

Nebra Sky Disc 

  • The Nebra Sky Disc features the oldest concrete depiction of cosmic phenomena worldwide. 
  • It was ritually buried along with two precious swords, two axes, two spiral arm-rings and one bronze chisel circa 3,600 years ago on the Mittelberg near Nebra (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) and dedicated to the gods. 
  • The bronze disc is considered to be one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century.
  •  It combines an extraordinary comprehension of astronomical phenomena with the religious beliefs of its period, that enable unique glimpses into the early knowledge of the heavens.

 


Source : indianexpress.com Image Source: unesco.org

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