miércoles, 24 de junio de 2015

Gold Sun Disc from time of Stonehenge revealed to the public


The sun disc. Courtesy Wiltshire Museum, photo by Jo Hutchins.
 
For the first time, an early Bronze Age sun-disc from Monkton Farleigh in Wiltshire, U.K., is being exhibited for public view at the Wiltshire Museum, in time for this year's summer solstice. It is one of only 6 sun-disc finds and is one of the earliest metal objects found in Britain. Made in about 2,400 BC, soon after the sarsen stones were erected at Stonehenge, it is thought to represent the sun. 

The sun-disc was initially found in 1947 in a burial mound at Monkton Farleigh, just over 20 miles from Stonehenge, [...] popular-archaeology.com