Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 567
State/Province:  New Mexico Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 35° 5.867' N  106° 39.883' W
  • Explora Children's Science Museum
    1701 Mountain Road NW
    Albuquerque, NM
  • A vertical "Icarus Sundial" of bronze, copper and ceramic 86 inch high x 48 inch wide on a 30 inch high pedestal in front of the Explora science museum. The gnomon depicts Icarus falling; the back side depicts Icarus ascending toward the sun. The pedestal is placed within a 20 foot concrete circle showing a labyrinth defined by a sandblasted path of feathers.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Albuquerque
  • "The shadow of my finger cast divides the future from the past
    Before it stand the unborn hour in darkness and beyond thy power
    Behind its unreturning line the vanished hour no longer thine
    One hour alone is in thy hand the now on which the shadow stands"
  • Designer: Gino Schiavone
  • Builder: Gino Schiavone
  • Construction Date: 2003

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Last Revised: 6/15/2013 21:34

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