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SUN DIAL [1 record]

Record 1 1999-04-22


Subject field(s)
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Chronology
  • Landscape Architecture

An instrument to show the time of day by the shadow of a gnomon on a usually horizontal plate or on a cylindrical surface.


Nowadays, often found in gardens as an ornament.

Key term(s)
  • sun dial


  • Instruments scientifiques
  • Chronologie
  • Architecture paysagère

Cadran où l'heure est marquée par l'ombre d'un style projetée par le Soleil.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Instrumentos científicos
  • Cronología
  • Arquitectura paisajista
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