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Sundials have been around since about 1500 BC. It's a remarkable instrument and has been used on every continent on Earth. The principle is simple, the tip of any vertical object can be used to tell the time. As the sun passes, the tip of the shadow traces the hours throughout the day; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Now you have in your garden a replica of an ancient device over 3000 years old. No wonder so many gardeners use this as the centerpiece of their gardens.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|