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Archaeologists Unearth German Stonehenge

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 29th, 02007

The 3,600-year-old bronze Nebra disc is considered the oldest-known image of the cosmos.

Forwarded to me by Danielle here at Long Now…

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German experts on Thursday hailed Europe’s oldest astronomical observatory, discovered in Saxony-Anhalt last year, a “milestone in archaeological research” after the details of the sensational find were made public.

On Thursday, German experts toasted the discovery as a “milestone in archaeological research” as details of the find were made public. State archaeologist Harald Meller said the site, which is believed to be a monument of ancient cult worship, provided the first insights into the spiritual and religious world of Europe’s earliest farmers. Francois Bertemes of the university of Halle-Wittenberg estimated the site to be around 7,000 years old. He described its significance as “one of the oldest holy sites” discovered in Central Europe.

The reconstruction of the Goseck observatory

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: The reconstruction of the Goseck observatory

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