Sundials: history's ornate shadow clocks

This is how we used to tell time!

Stars Insider

05/06/18 | StarsInsider


These days we find out the time by looking at a clock, glancing at a wristwatch, or peeking at a smartphone. Back in the day, however, the only reliable way to ascertain the hour was by sundial. Some of these devices have survived millennia. Others are still made today as functioning time measuring devices, or created as contemporary works of art. 

Click through the gallery for a few minutes and find out more about these lovely old shadow clocks—and discover an astonishing revelation from the dawn of time!


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