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Treasure Beneath the Rainbow
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

It wasn't a pot of gold, but the treasure found under the rainbow above the Mittelberg, a large hill near the town of Nebra in central Germany, was nearly as dramatic. The 3,600-year-old sky disk of Nebra and other Bronze Age artifacts were buried under a stone mound surrounded by a low circular rampart—possibly an early observatory. The Mittelberg overlooks an important pass along the Unstrut River Valley that served as a highway between northern and southern Germany for thousands of years. (Read Garrett's Field Notes and learn more about this image.)

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Rainy and cold
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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