Roman Time

Santa Maria Angeli 1

We saw many interesting time-related objects during our visit to Rome earlier this month. Maybe the most spectacular was in the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli et dei Martiri, which we mentioned yesterday.

The church is very interesting its own right, since it was built by Michelangelo Buonarotti in 1563-4, right inside the Roman Baths of Diocletian. But even more interesting is the fact that a huge sundial was constructed in the floor of the church by the Italian astronomer Francesco Bianchini in 1702.

Santa Maria Angeli 2

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