National Geographic : 1920 Apr
TIMEBYMUGHRANKIN ( BELISKS of the Ancient orient were sacred to the sun-god. It was to a Babylonian obelisk that Berosus, court astronomer and high priest, owed his inspiration for the first perfected Sun-dial. King Belshazzar received "it on the very eve of Babylon's fall. The people eyed it with superstitious awe. Surely, S the shadow marking the 6ly}1 hour was the moving fin ger of the sun-god himself I After twenty-five cen turies, Sun-Dials are still used by civilized nations. But the world's growing appreciation; of the value of Time gradually brought more dependable time meters- forerunners of today's marvelous instru ments of beauty and precision- i/ches "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"