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THE NEBRA SKY DISC: a 3,500 year patinated bronze and gold object said to the the oldest representation of the cosmos in the world and the earliest portable device to measure the angle of the sun and moon at the solstices. Made in Germany between 1600 and 1500 BC, it and a master copy of the sky disc are kept in the Archaeology Museum of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. The disc helps to demonstrate that as early as 3,500 years ago - and perhaps even earlier - Bronze Age merchant sailors from Cornwall were trading the county's rich mineral resources with continental Europeans. Testing of the disc has shown that the tin in the bronze and the gold that illustrates the sun, moon and stars (perhaps the Pleiades) came from Cornwall - the gold from Carnon Down Mines along the Carnon River and the tin from elsewhere in Cornwall. ✫ღ⊰n

Bronze Age sistra (rattle) North-central Anatolia Early Bronze Age III, 2300-2000 B.C.

Bronze age Etruscan gold pendant with granulated ornament C.1300BC

Bronze Age Sky Disc, The purpose of the 3,600 year-old sky disc of Nebra, which caused a world-wide sensation when it was brought to the attention of the German public in 2002, is no longer a matter of speculation, was used to determine if and when a thirteenth month -- the so-called intercalary month -- should be added to a lunar year to keep the lunar calendar in sync with the seasons.

Trade routes of the Bronze Age

Bronze age stag statue, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

THE NEBRA SKY DISC: attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, is a bronze disk about 30cm in diameter, with a blue-green patina inlaid with gold symbols which have generally been interpreted as a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars, including a cluster interpreted as the Pleiades. The disk is associated with Bronze Age Unetice Culture. ✫ღ⊰n

The Egtved Girl (c. 1390–1370 BCE) 16–18 yrs. blond, bronze bracelets, wool belt w. disc decorated w. spirals & spike. Buried with cremated child age 5–6; birchbark box w. awl, bronze pins, hair net. Flowering yarrow (summer burial) & a bucket of beer atop. Cord skirt outfit common in N. Europe in Bronze Age. Possible sacrifice.

BRONZE AGE ETRUSCAN CAPITAL CITY TROY FROM THE GOLDEN DAYS OF CRONUS TILL THE DEMIURGI DESTRUCTIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE IRON AGE............Constantinople medieval map