NY8901 : Sundial, Keld Chapel

taken 8 years ago, near to Keld, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Sundial, Keld Chapel
Sundial, Keld Chapel
The sundial is on the United Reformed Church NY8901 : United Reformed Church, Keld

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
Sunday, 3 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011
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Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8930 0111 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.3201N 2:9.9806W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8930 0111
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