The Sundials

Apri immagine This ancient sundial shows the time in “Italic” hours, as used in the 15th century, when the first part of the Villa of the Sundials was built. This sundial shows how many hours there are to go until sunset.
Apri immagine The gnomic shadows cast by the two nails of the horizontal part of the crucifix on this wall fall onto two different numbered scales, the first showing “Italic” time and the second “Babylonian” time, which was in use at the time of Jesus.
Apri immagine The two sundials on the South West wall show the various types of time in use over the centuries by the sundials of this Villa.
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