Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Merida  

Sundial 537
State/Province:  Yucatan Country:  Mexico
Dial Type:  Vertical scratch Condition:  Age worn
Latitude:   20° 56' N Longitude:   89° 01'
Location:
  • On the roof of the cloister of the Franciscan monastery San Antonia de Padua at Izamal
 
Description:
  • A south-facing meridional vertical or scratch dial with horizontal gnomon and located on the roof at the front of an early church monastery cloister. The stone dial is approximately 3 feet square. The north face is similarly inscribed. This is among the earliest sundials in North America.
 
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  • Construction Date: 1535 approx.
 
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