Who Invented the First Sundial?

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It is not really known when the first sundial was invented, as numerous ancient civilizations used the sun and a pole to tell time. The oldest known sundial is found in Egypt, where the first sundials as we know them are thought to have originated. Sun-dials were still used to set the time on mechanical clocks up until the 19th century.
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The sundial was invented by Anaximander, a Greek philosopher and astronomer born in Turkey. The sundial was used to measure time by position of the sun. All sundials are aligned with the earths axis to tell the correct time.
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