New Stamps of Israel:Sundials

Sundials The Jewish Quarter

israel jewish stampThe changing shadows cast upon the ground as the sun apparently moved across the sky have caught people attention since ancient times.This phenomenon was utilized in planning the sundial, the first tool that allowed people to measure the passing of time and determine the precise time to purposes of work and ritual.In the early 1970’s , a mobile sundial made of stone was discovered among the ruins of a grand building that was unearthed in an archeological dig in the eastern part of the Jewish Quarter of the old city of Jerusalem and given the name “Beit Hamidot”

Al Jezzar Mosque

israel mosque stampSundials in Eretz Israel- Al Jezzar Mosque, Acre stamp sheetThe changing shadows cast upon the ground as the sun apparently moved across the sky have caught people attention since ancient times.This phenomenon was utilized in planning the sundial, the first tool that allowed people to measure the passing of time and determine the precise time to purposes of work and ritual.One of the most beautiful sundials in Israel was built in 1789 in the courtyard of the Al Jezzar Mosque un Acr

Zoharei Chama Synagogue Jerusalem

israel synagouge stampSundials in Eretz Israel- Zoharei Chama Synagogue, Jerusalem,  stamp sheetThe changing shadows cast upon the ground as the sun apparently moved across the sky have caught people attention since ancient times.This phenomenon was utilized in planning the sundial, the first tool that allowed people to measure the passing of time and determine the precise time to purposes of work and ritual.In 1908 a large perpendicular sundial was built on the southern wall of the Zoharei Chama synagogue on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem.

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