A sundial is a device that measures time by the position of the Sun.

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Aflaj irrigation system At Falaj Al-Muyassar
Bardejov Town at the synagogue
Belfries Several belfries have sundials: Abbeville, Amiens (Nomination file, p. 46, 47) The belfry of Aalst has a sundial dating from 1600 on its front.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe At the custodian's house (nom file)
Blenheim Palace Equatorial sundial
Caral-Supe A monolith has been found that might have been used as a sundial
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Angbuilgudae (Pedestal of Hemerspherical Sundial) "Total of 10 Angubuilgu still exist. They can be found in Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Deoksugung Palace." - Korean Cultural Heritage 2 (2007) pg 169
Dacian Fortresses Solar Disc at Sarmizegetusa Regia
Florence At the facade of the Santa Maria Novella church
Forts and Castles Gold Coast Horizontal sundial made by the Dutch in front of Elmina castle
Gusuku of Ryukyu At Shuri Castle. The sundial displayed high noon and the hours before and after that. A water clock was used by the Ryuykyans to tell the more precise time.
Historic Cairo At the Citadel, dating from 1291
Imperial Palace Forbidden City, Beijing: equatorial sundial
Incense Route of the Negev Mamshit
Jantar Mantar The Giant Sundial, known as the Samrat Yantra (The Supreme Instrument) is the world's largest sundial, standing 27 meters tall
Kairouan Inside the mosque
Kraków Nodus-based sundial - "The shadow of the cross-shaped nodus moves along a hyperbola which shows the time of the year,indicated here by the zodiac figures" (wiki)
Litomysl Castle 2 of them
Maritime Greenwich Because of its connections with ?time? Greenwich has several sundials. 2 modern ones within the inscribed area are Dolphin Sundial ? near the National Maritime Museum Tearooms. See Millennium Sundial at the Link provided. Situated near the boating lake in Greenwich Park. An interesting issue here is that, despite its recent installation, the sundial shows a GPS location of W 000? 00.093 . This represents a couple of metres and is due to an installation error ? though the exact meridian at Greenwich is also slightly ?out? when measured by GPS
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt At the Wedding Tower
Medici Villas and Gardens La Petraia
Monticello Globe dial
Old Havana At Cabana fortress
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles In the cloister of the novitiate of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua there is a sundial bearing the inscription "Your hour is always uncertain".
Safranbolu 19C, in the courtyard of Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Cami
Salzburg at St. Peter Monastery
Santo Domingo Reloj de Sol on Calle Las Damas: built in 1753. It is one of the oldest sundials in the Americas
Selimiye Mosque see AB ev
Singapore Botanic Gardens Sundial Garden
Sintra Pena Palace
Strasbourg At the masons loge at the cathedral museum, formerly at the cathedral.
Sun Temple, Konarak Vertical sundial
Val di Noto Church of San Nicolò l'Arena (Catania)
Vienna Hofburg
Westminster St Margaret's Church has 4 sundials. See description including how wall mounted sundials have to vary in type according to the direction of the wall they are placed on in this "Thames Sundial Trail" link (covers Sundials along the Thames Walk from Westminster to Greenwich)!


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