Dietz replica "Nebra Sky Disk"
Dietz replica "Nebra Sky Disk"

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original Dietz replica | copper | gold elements | Ø approx. 32 cm | weight approx. 1.3 kg

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Dietz replica "Nebra Sky Disk"
Dietz replica "Nebra Sky Disk"

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Dietz replica "Nebra Sky Disk"

The Nebra Sky Disk is a bronze plate from the Bronze Age with applications of gold that apparently depict astronomical phenomena and symbols of religious themes. It is considered the world's oldest concrete representation of the heavens and one of the most important archaeological finds from this period. It was found on 4 July 1999 by looted excavators in a stone chamber on the Mittelberg near the town of Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 2002, it has been part of the collection of the Saxony-Anhalt State Museum of Prehistory in Halle. In 2012, it became part of the "Register of National Protected Cultural Property". Since June 2013, the Sky Disk has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Significant records from the history of humanity are collected in this "Memory of the World Register".

The almist circular original plate has a diameter of about 32 centimetres and a thickness of 4.5 millimetres in the centre and 1.7 millimetres at the edge. The weight is about 2.3 kilograms. The original disc is made of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, whose copper content has been proven to come from the Mitterberg near Mühlbach am Hochkönig in the Eastern Alps.

According to experts, the discs represent stars, and the group of seven small discs probably represent the star cluster of the Pleiades, which belong to the constellation of Taurus. The other 23 cannot be assigned astronomically and are regarded as ornaments. The large disc was initially interpreted as the sun. But today it is also seen as the full moon, and the crescent as the waxing moon.

Original: State Museum of Prehistory, Halle/Saale.

Our Dietz replica has a diameter of approx. 32 cm and was replicated on 2 mm thick copper. Weight approx. 1.3 kg. All gold elements are covered with 22-carat real gold, and the elevations can be felt. The Dietz replica was created in agreement with and with the permission of the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle/Saale.

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