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Jaipur Observatory Sundial



This great sundial at Jaipur, India, was built around 1730
for the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Called the Jantar-Mantar (Sanskrit for "Magical Device"),
the instrument was modeled on one at Samarkand

Credit: Tim Feresten

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