The Star Disk of Sangershausen/Nebra

(Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Courtesy The Museum of Paleo- and Prehistory, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Created by an unknown civilisation in Europe, 2.1kilograms in weight, with 32 visible stars on one surface: the Star Disk of Sangershausen/Nebra. It was unearthed in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, in July 1999 and after a long odyssey, it now is on secured ground in the Museum of the town of Halle, SA, Germany. The other objects found at the same location  are dated back approx. to 1600 B.C.  . Tests are carried out at the moment to determine the age of the disk if it is as old as these other objects or if it is even older. Other test shall reveal the origin of its metallic compounds and some of the unusual metal alloyings. Archeoastronomers have started to investigate the astronomical content of the disk. If you would like to receive further information about the star disk, please click on the disk. This will bring you to the exellent website of the Museum of Prehistory in the town of Halle, Germany and to the special section dealing with the star disk. There you will also find a FAQ page in English. 

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