The Nebra Sky Disc is Pre-Flood High Tech! a bronze disc that is “the oldest concrete depiction of cosmic phenomena worldwide.” It weighs about 4.9 pounds, it’s 12 inches in diameter and it is 3,600-year-old. It is a blue-green patina and inlaid with gold symbols which are generally interpreted as a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars including a cluster interpreted as the Pleiades. The disc is such an extraordinary piece that it was initially believed to be an archaeological forgery. However it is now accepted as authentic.
However, detailed scientific analysis revealed that it is indeed authentic and the precious artefact is now included in UNESCO’s ‘ Memory of the World ’ register. In June 2013 it was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and termed “one of the most important archaeological finds of the twentieth century.”
An international initiative launched to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity, and is being held in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle. The disk is attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany, and associatively dated to c. 1600 BC and most likely it related to the Bronze Age Unetice culture.
It most likely was used to study astronomical phenomena – however some dispute that. “It’s a difficult question to answer, but I do not think it was used as an instrument used for observing objects in the sky,” said Curt Roslund, an astronomer at Gothenburg. Instead, Roslund argues that it was more artistic than useful and was probably more of symbolic value – than and instrument and could have been used perhaps used in shamanic rituals.
An initial analysis of trace elements by x-ray fluorescence showed that the copper originated at Bischofshofen in Austria, while the gold was thought to be from the Carpathian Mountains. However, a more recent analysis found that the gold more likely from the river Carnon in Cornwall. The tin content of the bronze was also from Cornwall.