Nebra Sky Disc: The Oldest Sky Map

Astronomy Science ~ This has puzzled astronomers since excavated in 1999. The Nebra Sky Disc is alleged to have made in the Bronze Age, ar...

Astronomy Science ~ This has puzzled astronomers since excavated in 1999. The Nebra Sky Disc is alleged to have made in the Bronze Age, around 1600 BC, and experts believe that the object could be a 'map of the first heavens' ever made.

Bronze disc which has a diameter of about 32 cm, has a gold inlay which clearly represents the moon and the sun and some stars. Experts believe this sky disc is a calculator tool that helps people in the Bronze Age to predict the best time to sow seeds and harvest in spring and autumn.

It noted the fact that when the Pleiades (a group of stars in the night sky which is common sight in the northern hemisphere in winter) look at the next new moon, it marks the beginning of spring, when the seeds should be sown, at the latitude of central Germany.

Nebra Sky Disc: The Oldest Sky Map
Nebra Sky Disc: The Oldest Sky Map
When the Pleiades star cluster appears next full moon, it is a sign that the time of harvest. The sky disc was found in Germany in 1999 as part of a hoard of treasure that also contains two bronze swords, two small axes, chisels and bracelets.

A small piece of wood that was found in one of the swords allow scientists to determine the date of the deposit of this treasure around 1600 BC. This disc is also used to determine whether and when a thirteenth month - the so-called intercalary month - should be added to the calendar month calendar month to keep in sync with the seasons.

The sophistication of these discs surprised many archaeologists.

"We know that people at that time must have had a certain idea of ​​the seasons and the Moon, as we all have," said Dr. Alfred Reichenberger, a researcher and spokesman for the Museum of Prehistory in Halle to Nautilus.

"There is a depiction of the older cosmos, for example, in the old pyramid tomb in Egypt." But they only scheme ... To this day, there has never been anything concrete like the Nebra Sky Disk. "Features Nebra Sky Disc is a real depiction of the oldest cosmos around the world
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