Stonehenge sun-disc from the dawn of history goes on display in Wiltshire for summer solstice | Culture24

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Photo of a gold disc with a cross

The gold sun-disc dates from the time of Stonehenge© Wiltshire Museum

Marking this year’s summer solstice an early Bronze Age sun-disc, one of the earliest metal objects found in Britain, has gone on display for the first time at Wiltshire Museum.

Archaeologists believe the disc was forged in about 2,400 BC, soon after the great sarsen stones were put up at Stonehenge. It is thought it was worn on clothing to represent the sun.

Wiltshire Museum will exhibit a gold ‘Stonehenge sun-disc’, which may have been worn on clothing or a head-dress

The sun-disc, one of only six such finds, was discovered in a burial mound at…

via Stonehenge sun-disc from the dawn of history goes on display in Wiltshire for summer solstice | Culture24.

2 thoughts on “Stonehenge sun-disc from the dawn of history goes on display in Wiltshire for summer solstice | Culture24

  1. That’s an interesting piece indeed, and incredibly old. I like to imagine them worn by everyone, but I suspect that it would have been only the highest druids who could have worn such items.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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