23/4/16 – Campus Martius [Day 2]

The ‘Horologium’ of Augustus, often named the Augustan Sundial,  was dedicated in 10 BC.  This huge sundial, of which we were able to see a small part preserved in the basement of a house (Via di Campo Marzio), is inlayed with bronze and refers to the Greek signs of the zodiac. The sundial was interpreted by a obelisk pointer, which is now set up in Piazza di Montecitorio.

Image ref:archive1.village.virginia.edu (25/6/16)

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