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Delhi : Sanderson's Sundial in Qutub Complex

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Sanderson's Sundial is located near the Cupola in the Qutub complex, which is located near the Mehrauli Archaeological Park on the Sri Aurobindo Marg, the closest Metro station being Qutub Minar.

To be frank, I didn't know how a sundial actually looked, though I had heard of it.

A sundial is device the measures the time, it that measures the position of the sun, against the shadow cast by a blade on a reference scale.

Sanderson's Sundial
The dial is  built of marble and has a blade in the center of it. When the sun light falls on it, the shadow of the blade determines the time. It was around 1 PM on my watch, but to be very frank I was not able to understand the time based on the sundial.

The sundial was built in the memory of Sanderson , who was one of the Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He carried out extensive excavations in and around this place. 


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