Ancient Timepieces

Ancient Timepieces

 

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The Adventure Begins

 

What exists everywhere in the universe but occupies no space? What can be measured -- but not seen, heard, smelled, tasted, nor held in our hands? What can be spent, saved, frittered away or killed -- but cannot be destroyed?

 

Time.

 

The ancient timepieces seen in this area of the museum is early evidence of our enduring fascination with time. Though they date from long ago, they point the way to watches, clocks, calendars of today -- and the revelations about time that still lie ahead.

 

Here, among the journey of our early ancestors, begins the our journey into the history of our ongoing quest to unlock time's secrets.

 

 

Here are some early timepieces found in the museum...

 

sandglass               sandglass2               oil lamp               foliot               incense

 

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