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Nebra sky disk discarded because of volcanic ash, scientists say By Aug 23, 2010, 15:49 GMT
Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | Thomas Schoene

Posted on 08/23/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A catastrophic volcanic eruption spewing huge clouds of ash about 3,600 years ago was behind the burial of the Nebra sky disk, one of the most spectacular archaeological finds in recent years, according to scientists at Mainz and Halle-Wittenberg universities in Germany.

The 3,600-year-old disk, discovered in 1999 near the town of Nebra in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, is the oldest known representation of the night sky. It is thought by some to have been used as an astronomical clock to determine when to add a thirteenth month synchronising the lunar calendar with the solar year.

The disk would be held against the sky, and when the position of the celestial objects matched those on the disk, the intercalary month would be added. Scientists said the disk became worthless after the eruption on the Mediterranean island of Thera -- north of Crete and also known as Santorini -- which ejected ash that obscured the sky all the way to Central Europe for 20 to 25 years.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: akrotiri; calliste; catastrophism; germany; godsgravesglyphs; nebraskydisc; santorini; science; thera
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1 posted on 08/23/2010 4:41:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Close by, they found a rock inscribed with what appears to be very loud, horn-driven music...it’s called
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the Nebra Ska


2 posted on 08/23/2010 4:43:20 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: gleeaikin; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ..
Maybe the rest of the place settings got broken one by one, and they couldn't get the pattern anymore.
 
Catastrophism
 
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3 posted on 08/23/2010 4:43:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: JRios1968

That was worth the wait. :’)


4 posted on 08/23/2010 4:44:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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5 posted on 08/23/2010 4:45:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

What can I say, the jokes sometimes write themselves and I am just a conduit...


6 posted on 08/23/2010 4:49:49 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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7 posted on 08/23/2010 4:55:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: JRios1968; SunkenCiv

I found the story nebralous.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 4:56:13 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Me-Bra sky disk discarded because of volcanic ash, scientists say By Aug 23, 2010, 15:49 GMT
Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | Thomas Schoene

Posted on 8/23/10 4:41:32 PM by SunkenCiv

A catastrophic volcanic eruption spewing huge clouds of ash about 3,600 years ago was behind the burial of the Me-Bra sky disk, one of the most spectacular archaeological finds in recent years, according to scientists at Mainz and Halle-Wittenberg universities in Germany.

The 3,600-year-old disk, discovered in 1999 near the town of Me-Bra in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, is the oldest known representation of the night sky. It is thought by some to have been used as an astronomical clock to determine when to add a thirteenth Wunderbar month synchronising the lunar calendar with the solar year.

The Me-Bra disk would be held against the sky, and when the position of the two celestial objects matched those on the disk, the intercalary Wunderbar month would be added. Scientists said the Me-Bra disk became worthless after the eruption on the Mediterranean island of Thera — north of Crete and also known as Santorini — which ejected ash that obscured the sky all the way to Central Europe for 20 to 25 years, thus rendering any North Sea beach fraulein watching useless until the invention of the Wunderbar-Month-Bra 30 years later, shortened in the German vernacular to the “Wunderbra”.


9 posted on 08/23/2010 4:59:38 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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Until I realized it was satire, I was about to lingerie at your throat. ;’)


10 posted on 08/23/2010 5:14:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: colorado tanker

Looks a little like Forrest, Forrest Gump’s invention (when he wiped off his face on that t-shirt).


11 posted on 08/23/2010 5:16:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Have a nice day!


12 posted on 08/23/2010 5:26:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Anyone out there know EXACTLY what this thing is???

I think it may be some kind of astronomical device. The "case" I found it in had the inscription: "When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars..."

Been pulling my HAIR out trying to figger it out!!!

13 posted on 08/23/2010 6:23:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred (apoplectic purple)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Scientists said the disk became worthless after the eruption on the Mediterranean island of Thera -- north of Crete and also known as Santorini -- which ejected ash that obscured the sky all the way to Central Europe for 20 to 25 years."

I wonder how many people died of starvation across the world?

Santorini Eruption Much larger Than Originally Believed

KINGSTON, R.I. – August 23, 2006 – An international team of scientists has found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed.

14 posted on 08/23/2010 6:52:03 PM PDT by blam
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maybe 40 years of wandering in the desert wasn’t so bad with all that ash in the air...


15 posted on 08/23/2010 7:00:01 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: SunkenCiv

“the Mediterranean island of Thera — north of Crete and also known as Santorini”

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The island is Thera, but the existing city is Santorini.


16 posted on 08/23/2010 7:04:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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"maybe 40 years of wandering in the desert wasn’t so bad with all that ash in the air..."

Yup...a bunch of other things were happening also. The plume from Thera only had to be 30,000 feet to be seen in Egypt..."staff by day, torch by night..", that sort of stuff.

BTW, Pinatubo was 26,000 feet high.

17 posted on 08/23/2010 7:08:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: bigheadfred

That appears to be a target that I used just once, about 40 years ago.


18 posted on 08/23/2010 7:08:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: stefanbatory
Found this doing a search on the Nebra disk

A bit of relativity?

40 Days

19 posted on 08/23/2010 7:09:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (apoplectic purple)
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To: blam

“Santorini Eruption Much larger Than Originally Believed”

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Charles Pelligrino wrote a book, “Unearthing Atlantis,” in around 1990 that effectively established that fact, but only as a supporting point; not as the main thesis.


20 posted on 08/23/2010 7:15:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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