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A research team has discovered what may be the oldest astrologer's board, engraved with zodiac signs and used to determine a person's horoscope.
Dating back more than 2,000 years, the board was discovered in Croatia, in a cave overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The surviving portion of the board consists of 30 ivory fragments engraved with signs of the zodiac. Researchers spent years digging them up and putting them back together. Inscribed in a Greco-Roman style, they include images of Cancer, Gemini and Pisces.
The board fragments were discovered next to a phallic-shaped stalagmite amid thousands of pieces of ancient Hellenistic (Greek style) drinking vessels.
An ancient astrologer, trying to determine a person's horoscope, could have used the board to show the position of the planets, sun and moon at the time the person was born.
Originally posted by goldcoin
I believe that human civilization is a lot older than the mainstream belief.
This is a great find, and I cannot wait to see what secrets of history it unlocks!
Originally posted by Flavian
The most interesting aspect to me is why that part of the cave was effectively walled off. This would indicate that prying eyes were not welcome, which in turn tantalizes us with the possibility there may be more to find.....
Originally posted by hadriana
2000 years is not that old - surely they've found older!
THey have mosaics in Jewish homes before the time of Christ, wouldn't those qualify?