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Sky Disk Spin-Offs
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

The sky disk discovery generated enormous interest in Europe, and the disk has become the unofficial symbol of the small town of Nebra, located near the Mittelberg. It can now be found on T-shirts, wine labels, even cookies at Nebra's Castle Hotel (above). When the unrestored disk was briefly displayed at the State Museum for Prehistory in Halle after its recovery, it generated more than 2,500 visitors a day from all over Europe. The museum's website (himmelsscheibe.de) still gets 12,000 hits a day. Some of the disk's more esoteric fans have suggested that it's a message from the people of the Pleiades, or that it can be used to communicate with UFOs—proof of the disk's mysterious power over the imagination.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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