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Nebra is a small city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. As of 2001 it had a population of 2,855. The city is maybe most famous because of the Nebra skydisk, which was found near the city in 1999, but it only became public in 2002 when the finders tried to sell it and were arrested.

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Nebra skydisk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (929 words)
It is a bronze disk of around 30cm diameter, patinated blue-green and inlaid with gold symbols interpreted by some as a sun or full moon, stars (including a cluster interpreted as the Pleiades) and a crescent with multiple strokes, interpreted as a sun boat with many oars.
The more precise dating of the Nebra skydisk, however, depended upon the dating of a number of Bronze Age weapons which were offered for sale with the disk and said to be from the same site.
According to an analysis of trace elements by x-ray fluorescence by E. Pernicka, University of Freiberg, the copper originated at the Mitterberg in Austria, while the gold is from the Carpathian Mountains.
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