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Here's a very special #ObjectoftheDay post, because this one excites me so much. It's a relatively recent find, and it teaches us a lot about how our predecessors viewed the world - the Nebra Sky Disk! 1/
Back in 1999, some detectorists were looking for valuables on the Mittelberg in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. They uncovered what appeared to be a decorated bronze disk, which they passed on to the black market - all finds need to be reported to the government in Germany /2
For the next few years, the disk passed from collector to collector, until archaeologists became aware of its existence. In 2002, the police retrieved it with the help of archaeologist Harald Meller. The detectorists were nicked & led archaeologists to the original site... /3
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