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Archaeologists Unearth German Stonehenge
The 3,600-year-old bronze Nebra disc is considered the oldest-known image of the cosmos.
German experts on Thursday hailed Europeís oldest astronomical observatory, discovered in Saxony-Anhalt last year, a ďmilestone in archaeological researchĒ after the details of the sensational find were made public.
The sleepy town of Goseck, nestled in the district of Weissenfels in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt shimmers under the brutal summer heat, as residents seek respite in the shade.
Nothing in this slumbering locale indicates that one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all times was made here. But this is indeed exactly where archaeologists digging in the region last September stumbled upon what they believe is Europeís oldest astronomical observatory ever unearthed.
On Thursday, German experts toasted the discovery as a "milestone in archaeological research" as details of the find were made public.