The oldest preserved map of the starry sky will be exhibited by the British Museum next year during an exhibition in the prehistoric megalithic complex of Stonehenge, according to the museum’s sources.
Disk of Nebra from the Early Bronze Age, about 3600 years old, was discovered in Germany in 1999 and is one of the oldest preserved depictions of the universe in the world. It has never been exhibited in Britain before, said the British Museum in London.
The bronze disk with a diameter of 30 cm comes from the site of the Unetic culture near the Saxon-Anhalt city of Nebra. It has a blue-green patina and is decorated with golden symbols, probably depicting the Sun, Moon and constellations.
Exhibition entitled World of Stonehenge is planned for next year and on this occasion the Nebra disc will be borrowed from Germany for the first time in 15 years.Read also ESO telescope releases close-ups of special asteroid “dog bone”
Britain will be only the fourth country to which the drive will travel after its discovery in eastern Germany. They will display it together with an extremely rare 3000-year-old gold pendant in the shape of the sun. According to the British Museum, this is the most significant Bronze Age artifact ever discovered in Britain.
“The Nebra disc and the sun pendant are two of the most remarkable preserved objects from Europe, dating from the Bronze Age,” said exhibition curator Neil Wilkin.Read also According to archaeologists, Stonehenge was first built in Wales
“Even though hundreds of miles have been found from Stonehenge, we will use them to bring to the public the vast and civilized world whose monument in Stonehenge was part of and which included continental Europe in addition to Britain and Ireland. We will open people’s eyes, “said curator Wilkin.
The aim of the exhibition is to give visitors a broader overview of the mythological and cosmological mysteries surrounding the 4,500-year-old Stoneheng megalith in southern England. Hundreds of artifacts from all over Britain and Europe will also be on display, complementing the story of the Stonehenge stone menhirs.
The exhibition will run from February 17 to July 17, 2022.
Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.
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