2011

NZ2115 : Sundial, The George Hotel

taken 13 years ago, near to Piercebridge, Darlington, England

Sundial, The George Hotel
Sundial, The George Hotel
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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NZ2115, 146 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Maigheach-gheal   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 June, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2116 1551 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.0655N 1:40.4706W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2116 1551
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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