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Lunulae / Crescents in Ancient Europe

By Max Dashu

[Snip] While putting together a new visual talk on Ancient Central Europe (a very disregarded corner of history) one of the themes that emerged was lunar crescents. Clay sculptures known as Mondhörner, “moon-horns” have been found in Switzerland, dating to about 1500-900 bce, from what i’ve been able to determine so far.

Some are pure crescents, like the above, others are stands with two or three legs.

This example shows how like an animal’s horns some of them appear.

Others are more clearly crescents, or even appear shiplike. . . .

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