Sachsen-Anhalt: Lost Castle. Saxony-Anhalt had its origins in the principality of Anhalt, which was a duchy from 1863 to 1918 and a state of Germany from 1918 until 1945, when it became part of Saxony-Anhalt. The latter was a newly created state of East Germany (the German Democratic Republic) from 1949 until 1952, at which time it was broken up into the Bezirke (districts) of Magdeburg and Halle. Upon the reunification of East Germany with West Germany in 1990, the post-World War II state…
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The Nebra sky disk is a bronze disk of around 30 cm diameter, with a blue-green patina and inlaid with gold symbols. These are interpreted as a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars (including a cluster interpreted as the Pleiades).
Countess Uta of Naumburg (nee Ballenstedt) 1000 - Figure was made 1255 by the Naumburg Masters. Stands in the Cathedral of Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. She was Walt Disney's inspiration for the wicked stepmother in Snow White.