Sundial, St Mary's Church

  • Description

    "The sundial, set in the porch gable dates from circa 1900. Sundials or sun clocks are considered to be the oldest known device for the measurement of time and one of the most ancient scientific instruments. The oldest known true sundial was built around 1500BC in Egypt. Shaped like a letter 'L' the length of the shadow cast by the vertical leg along the horizontal leg indicated the time. The Romans perfected the horizontal sundial we know today and invented portable travelling versions." Photo by Maigheach-gheal, 2011.
  • Owner

    Maigheach-gheal
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2468982
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years ago
    Viewed: 139 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-04-05
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