Science • Archaeology & History
2020-11-24T18:32:10+00:00

Doubts about the age of the Nebra sky disk unfounded research group says

In September 2020, two archaeologists, Rupert Gebhard from the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection in Munich, and Rüdiger Krause from the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, expressed doubts that the world-famous Nebra sky disk, part of the UNESCO Memory of the world register, which is assumed to be the oldest concrete depiction of the cosmos, really is 3.600 years old, as stated by the state archeologist of Saxony-Anhalt.

Gebhard and Krause claim, that the sky disk is about a thousand years younger and thus from the Iron Age, not the Bronze Age. A research group, consisting of thirteen scientists, now has found more evidence, that the original dating was correct and therefore the doubts are unsubstantial.

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