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3,000-year-old sundial uncovered in Ukraine

A sundial which dates back 3,000 years has been found in a Bronze Age burial mound in Ukraine. The sundial may have marked the final resting place of a young man sacrificed or otherwise marked as a messenger to the gods or ancestors, said study researcher Larisa Vodolazhskaya of the Archaeoastronomical

Early sundial found in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists have uncovered one of the world's oldest sundials in the Valley of the Kings. During this year's excavations the researchers found a flattened piece of limestone (so-called Ostracon) on which a semicircle in black color had been drawn. The semicircle is divided into twelve sections of about 15 degrees each.

Ancient Wari sundial found in Peru

A Wari sundial, as well as an underground tunnel and reception room, have been found in Peru. One of the relics is believed to be a precursor to an Incan sundial, while 18 niches painted in white on the walls may have held ancestral mummies, Joseph Ochatoma, leading the excavation, El

Is Rome’s Pantheon a massive sundial?

Experts have a new theory that the Pantheom, one of best preserved buildings from the Roman world, may have been built to act as a colossal sundial, designed to illuminate its entrance at the exact moment the emperor entered. The precise calculations made in the positioning and construction of the Pantheon

10,000 year-old Australian aboriginal sundial found

A primitive sundial, dating back 10,000 years, has been found in Australia. Scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Canberra discovered a pile of old rocks laid out in a particular manner to map the progress of the sun - to create a primitive form of sundial. "These stones