|24 October 2003
TV explanation of a Bronze Age map of the sky
A TV programme will seek to explain how a 'sky-disc' was used by the Bronze Age inhabitants of present-day Germany to map the heavens.
Featuring contributions from German scholars, the programme - part of the Horizon series - will also include an interview with Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, a senior lecturer at the University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN) and a specialist in the archaeology of ritual and religion.
Found within a cache of jewellery and weapons by metal detectors in Nebra, it is believed to date from 1600 BCE. The disc features a map of the heavens, which was possibly used as a sacred calendar by members of a 'sky-religion'.
The programme is to be broadcast in the UK on BBC2 in January.
Source: The Western Mail (23 October 2003)
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