2,000-year old astrology board found in cave

Published on January 18th, 2012 | by Admin


Researchers working in Croatia have discovered the oldest-known astrology board, dating back over 2,000 years.

The surviving portion of the board consists of 30 ivory fragments engraved with signs of the zodiac. Researchers spent years digging them up and putting them back together. Inscribed in a Greco-Roman style, they include images of Cancer, Gemini and Pisces.

The board fragments were discovered next to a phallic-shaped stalagmite amid thousands of pieces of ancient Hellenistic (Greek style) drinking vessels.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: LiveScience

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