Ancient white marble sundial found during excavations in eastern Turkey

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have found during excavations in the east of modern Turkey an ancient sundial made of white marble, made about two thousand years ago.

Scientists found the device in a virtually intact state. Only a small part of the fragments was missing from the find, while all patterns, ornaments and inscriptions were preserved.

At the same time, the device itself reaches a height of 46 centimeters, and a width of 43 centimeters, reports Planet Today.

Researchers stumbled upon the sundial during a planned excavation at the monument city of Aizanoi, where they were studying ancient Roman bridges that once spanned the banks of the Pencalas River.

As part of the archaeological work, experts also studied the coastal walls made by the Romans.


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