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Scientists showed the oldest astrolabe in the world


Experts lifted from a seabed the ancient astronomical tool, perhaps, belonging to Vasco da Gama. Scientists conducted a research of the astrolabe found in the coast of Oman and came to a conclusion that it is the most ancient in the world. Science Daily reports about it. The astrolabe was found near Oman in 2014. For several years it was maintained in special a ditch to get rid of salt stratifications. The metal disk with the Portuguese coat of arms on it was carefully investigated, including by means of lasers. Presumably the device is manufactured during the period between 1496 and 1501. It could belong to the seafarer Vasco da Gama. The found astrolabe was recognized the most ancient in the world, all them about 104 such astronomical devices remained. Earlier it was reported that the British school student made archaeological discovery during walk. Also the Correspondent wrote that the cave with thousand-year artifacts of the Maya is found in Mexico. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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