The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • GreatAlbatrossA
    14 months ago

    This was also why the uk put massive prizes out for the first devices that could be used to accurately calculate longditude.

    • Yup! I really love the whole story there. It was sort of like the space race but with tall masted ships and pirates and such.

      I mean, you also had the slave trade, but if you blithely ignore the discomforting parts of history, reading about it can be fun.