Ever since its discovery atop a hill in Germany in
1999, a bronze and gold artefact dubbed the ‘Nebra disc’,
has baffled both archaeologists and historians alike as to its
Despite numerous court hearings to prove that this
supposed Bronze Age relic is not a hoax, researchers are still
adamant about defining what they believe it means. The general
consensus is that it is representative of important stars, although
opinions differ vastly as to which stars are purportedly shown…
except for a cluster of ‘dots’ that all seem to be
in agreement with.
The cluster seems to represent the Pleiades.
One of the more recent opinions expressed by an archaeologist
in an entry on ‘Online Spiegel’( 21 February 2006)
is that in BC1600, the year the disc supposedly dates back to,
the people living in the Sachsen-Anhalt area where it was found,
used the disc to orientate themselves as to the seasons…
an astronomical clock as it were.
Be that as it may, I have reason to believe there is a lot more at play
here. For me the disc is yet another piece of the cosmic puzzle
I propose in my star map theory that seems to fit with almost
all ancient civilisations.
On first examining it, I could not help thinking: Would
the Orion, Pleiades and Sun-like-star cosmic pattern that seems
to be included in most ancient cultures appear on this disc also?
Would Orion come into play, as the cosmic signpost theme as it
appears in so many of the other star maps in my book?
Of course if this is the case, it will also put Germany onto
the map as once hosting an advanced culture just like the ancient
Egyptians and other ancient civilisations.
From my interpretation, I agree with other researchers
who say the disc maps out the Pleiades among its 32 stars, but
I take this finding to new as yet unexplored heights.
Firstly, I have only recently realised that there appears
to be an interpretation of the Milky Way in relation to the position
of the Pleiades which scholars seem to agree upon. Once I had made this simple deduction, the missing Orion constellation
fell into place. It was perfectly presented. There are three dots
in the very centre and it fits precisely between the two gold
curved edges that adorn the two opposite ends of the disc. Is
this the answer? In the image below,
my interpretation is as follows: