Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Nebra Disc

I haven't seen this beautiful and intriguing Bronze Age artifact in the news for awhile. Some think it's a fake. (I don't). Does it show the Sun, and the Moon in two phases (quarter and sliver)? Or does it show a Full Moon, quarter Moon and sliver Moon, with New Moon implied? One cluster of stars is recognizable - the Pleiades (the Seven Sisters). Where I live, they can barely be discerned because of the background light. Check out The Cabinet of Wonders' videos on the subject!

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