The Nebra Sky Disc is a bronze disc approximately 30cm in diameter and weighs about
2.2 kg. It has a blue-green patina and is inlaid with gold symbols. The symbols
are generally interpreted as the sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars
including a cluster thought to be Pleiades. There are two golden arcs along the sides
which mark the angle between the solstices and were added later. There was the
addition of a final arc at the bottom that was surrounded with multiple strokes, the
meaning of these is uncertain interpreted as possibly a solar Barge with multiple
oars , the Milky way , or a rainbow.
The disc was found at a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany and dated to
approximately c. 1600 B.C. it has been associated with the Bronze Age Unetice culture.
The disc is unlike any known artistic style from that period, because of that
it was initially suspected of being a forgery but has since become widely
accepted as authentic.
In June of 2013 it was included in the UNESCO's Memor