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British Museum: Sky Disc of Nebra to be shown in London

2019-10-21T10:06:56.402Z

The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle is cooperating with the British Museum: the famous bronze bowl can be seen in London until 2021, loans are coming to Halle.



The more than 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc will be exhibited in the British capital, London. So far, it can be seen in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle in Saxony-Anhalt. The Landesmuseum in return receives high-level loans from the British Museum.

For their cooperation, the two museums want to sign a contract, which should be signed on Monday in Magdeburg. Between November 2020 and May 2021 there will be a special exhibition in Halle on the research results of the past 20 years and new finds. Afterwards, the show will be shown with some other highlights from June to October 2021 at the British Museum in London.

The Nebra Sky Disc is a circular bronze plate. It shows the world's oldest concrete representation of astronomical phenomena around the moon and belongs to a bronze treasure, which was found only in 1999. The disc is decorated with gold and belongs to the so-called Aunjetitzer culture from the early Bronze Age. Also shown are religious symbols. Researchers suspect that the Sky Disc has long been used for religious and spiritual purposes and may have been intentionally buried. Since June 2013, the Nebra Sky Disk has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany.

When the artifact was found in 1999 - Raubgräber discovered the disc on the Mittelberg in the former community Ziegelroda near the city of Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt - she came like a criminal in the treasury of the Landesmuseum in Halle. Here she was since 2008 in the permanent exhibition to see.

Source: zeit

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