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Sky-religion in the Bronze Age discussed on TV

A lecturer will be explaining the history of a sacred calendar - that could be Germany's equivalent to Stonehenge - on the BBC's Horizon programme in January

Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, a senior lecturer at the University of Wales College, Newport has been filmed discussing a Bronze Age sky-disc, which features in early man's attempts to map the heavens.

Prof Aldhouse-Green, a European prehistorian specialising in the archaeology of ritual and religion, was filmed for the popular Horizon TV series.

"They spent a day interviewing me about the significance of an ancient sky-disc, dating from around 1600BC, which may have been used by priests as a sacred calendar," explained Prof Aldhouse- Green.

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Jane Posted by Jane
23rd October 2003ce
Edited 23rd October 2003ce

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