Nebra Sky Disk has been dubbed “the oldest astral disk in the world” and is listed by UNESCO as a Memory of the World program,media CNET reported. But according to a new study, people may need to rethink this description because its age is in doubt. The symbols on the Nebraska disk seem to depict the sun, the full moon, and many stars.
Two archaeologists from the University of Frankfurt and the University of Munich re-examined the location and manner in which the Nebraska disk was discovered. The disc was discovered in 1999 during an illegal excavation near Nebraska, Germany, and a large number of Bronze Age objects, including swords and jewelry, were also found. If the age of the astrogon disk coincides with the age of other objects, it is about 3,600 years old.
“The information given by the predators is very vague,” the University of Frankfurt said in a statement this week. The researchers, wearing detective hats, investigated the findings and concluded: “The astrogs cannot be associated with other discoveries, which seem to be the first to help determine the age of the world’s famous objects.” “
Archaeologists say the artifacts allegedly found with the astrogic disk do not provide strong enough evidence that it was from the early Bronze Age. Instead, the researchers believe the disk’s pattern coincides with the Iron Age, making it about 1,000 years later than the assumed age.
The researchers published their analysis in the journal Archäologische Informationen, “Key Comments on the Discovery Complex of the So-called Nebula Disk.”
UNESCO describes the Nebraska as “one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century”. The scientists behind the study are calling for a renewed critical discussion of the astrogic disk. It probably belongs to different time and place.