Nebra Skydisk

Pic from wikipedia (modified).

Pic from wikipedia (modified).

The Nebra Skydisk was found near Nebra (Germany), dated from about 1600 BC. The gold and tin of the disk proceed from Cornwall (!).

The disk may have been an astronomical instrument, and may also have had religious significance.

On it, the angle between Sun’s rising and setting points at summer and winter solstices is indicated, which proves how ancient European inhabitants carefully observed the objects in the sky.

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