Understanding the Nebra Sky Disc

This is a brief, but well narrated documentary on the Nebra Sky Disk. This find and other recent archaeological discoveries put the history of astronomical sophistication in Northern Europe and Briton to a much earlier time than had been thought..

I’m sure there will be many more discoveries. For much of the the last two millennia, the oral traditional cultures of Northern Europe had been thought of as barabaric backwaters compared to Rome or Greece. This is largely because the latter are the ones who wrote about the *barbarian hordes.*

stonehenge-dusk_5000yrsold

We now know that Stonehenge is 5,000 yrs old and signicantly predates the pyramids of Egypt. Archeologists are learning more of this incredibly innovative and comparatively egalitarian society who built this complex as well as the nearby Woodhenge.

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