There were initial suspicions that the disk might be an archaeological forgery.
Peter Schauer of the University of Regensburg, Germany, argued in 2005 that the Nebra disk was a fake and that he could prove that the patina of the disk could be created with urine, hydrochloric acid and a blow torch within a short amount of time.
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In June 2013 it was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and termed "one of the most important archaeological finds of the twentieth century." The disk, two bronze swords, two hatchets, a chisel, and fragments of spiral bracelets were discovered in 1999 by Henry Westphal and Mario Renner while they were treasure-hunting with a metal detector.
Archaeological artifacts are the property of the state in Saxony-Anhalt.
The disk is attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany, and associatively dated to 1600 BC.
It has been associated with the Bronze Age Unetice culture.
Pernicka, then at the University of Freiberg, the copper originated at Bischofshofen in Austria, while the gold was thought to be from the Carpathian Mountains.