ST8304 : Sundial, St Mary's Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, Great Britain

Sundial, St Mary's Church
Sundial, St Mary's Church
Over the porch is an unusual double sundial.

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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
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Sundial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 83468 04610 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.4466N 2:14.1696W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 83468 04610
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