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https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/archae ... n-sundial/
Archaeologists find rare ancient Roman sundial
The 2,000-year-old sundial, a rare find because it is intact, according to the University of Cambridge, contains an inscription in ancient Roman lettering on its base that translates to the man’s name, “Marcus Novius Tubula, son of Marcus” and another on the dial that says he was a plebeian tribune.
Nothing like an inscription to get the blood flowing.
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