Re: [ANE-2] Nebra bronze disk
- On Wed, 3 May 2006, sacha.stern wrote:
> I may have missed it, but has there been any discussion on this listSince the disk comes from Germany I don't believe that it has been
> about the Bronze Age bronze disk from Nebra (near Berlin), supposedly
> an astronomical device based on the same principles as MUL.APIN?
discussed on either the old ANE or on ANE-2. It has been mentioned in
Explorator several times but to my knowledge no direct connection with the
ANE has been shown and there seems to be no particular connection with
MUL.APIN (<http://www.geocities.com/astrologymulapin/>). Since the disk
is dated to about 1600 BC and MUL.APIN is only known as a late compendium,
any connection would be difficult to show. The disk's homepage (in
German) can be found at <http://www.archlsa.de/sterne/>.
More information in English can be found by googling "nebra bronze disk"
(without the "").
Interesting though it is, I can't see that there is any justification for
discussing it on ANE-2 without some stronger connection with the ANE.