The symbol of our football team is a lion and unfortunately the team hast lost the race to the World Cup last night.The Dutch people had a great time the last few weeks with watching the matches in cafes, squares with big television screens or friends at home. But now it is over and we have to go back to normal
This lion is a copy of a 2000 year old Greek Lion Horoscope found in Nemrud Dagi in Turkey. It shows the oldest know horoscope in the world. A lion surrounded by 19 stars and 3 planets represents the astronomic constellation Lion. In the ancient Greece sculptures and reliefs were painted in many different colours. The "Allard Pierson Museum" in Amsterdam received a copy and found out what the colours might have been to show the public how it must have looked like.