Category Archives: Origins of time keeping

3400 year old sundial could have been used to control working hours

The University of Basel reports the discovery of one of the oldest known sun dials in the Kings Valley in Upper Egypt. It was found among 13th century BCE stone huts presumed to house workers who were building the tombs in the Kings Valley. With time keeping for working hours of this sophistication, the system for calculation and payment of wages must have been equally sophisticated Continue reading

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