ST7719 : Sundial, Dial House

taken 7 years ago, near to Marnhull, Dorset, Great Britain

Sundial, Dial House
Sundial, Dial House
The sundial is set into the wall of Dial House. For a wider view of the house ST7719 : Dial House, Marnhull

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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ST7719, 19 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Place (from Tags)
Marnhull 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7753 1932 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.3711N 2:19.2841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7753 1932
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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House  Sundial 

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