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SUNDIALS & ASTROLABES

SUNDIALS & ASTROLABES
THE EARLIEST SUNDIALS KNOWN FROM THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD ARE THE OBELISKS (3500 BC) AND SHADOW CLOCKS (1500 BC) FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ASTRONOMY. IN ROUGHLY 700 BC, THE OLD TESTAMENT DESCRIBES A SUNDIAL — THE "DIAL OF AHAZ". THE ROMAN WRITER VITRUVIUS LISTS DIALS AND SHADOW CLOCKS KNOWN AT THAT TIME. THE HAND CARVED LIMESTONE OR MARBLE SUNDIALS ARE OFTEN PLACED ON PEDESTALS AND RAISED AS WELL AS ADHORNED BY GROTESK MASK, SWAGS OR SIMPLY WALL MOUNTED.





 

 


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