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The missing horizon arc
A horizon arc was probably removed at the same time the Sky disc was laid down. This ritual destruction of special objects is repeatedly handed down in the course of history. This ensured that the objects were forever stripped of their original utili
Solar barque
Solar barque
The solar barque was only added later. Scandinavian rock carvings frequently show a ship with whose help the sun takes it path on the horizon. By mounting the solar barque the Sky Disc obtains an unequivocal religious dimension.
Perforation
Perforation
The perforations on the edge of the Sky Disc bore through some stars and also the celestial barque. That is why they are considered the last revision of the disc. These were probably stitched onto a carrier material in the long run and carried like a
Gift to the gods
Gift to the gods
The Sky Disc was buried on the Mittelberg together with other valuable metal objects around 1600 BC. Creating such depots was customary in large parts of Europe in this era. If probably involved gifts to the gods.
Conception of the world
Conception of the world
The Sky Disc reveals to us for the first time insights regarding how prehistoric people imagined their universe: ...
Cultic useage
In the first two phases the Sky Disc was an object that recorded scientific or astronomical observations. The Sky Disc loses its scientific sobriety with the mounting of the solar ship. The disc becomes a cult object.

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