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Suryakala-Nusantara: Documenting Indonesian Sundials

  title={Suryakala-Nusantara: Documenting Indonesian Sundials},
  author={Rhorom Priyatikanto},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
Sundial is the ancient or classic timekeeper device, especially prior to the invention of mechanical clock. In the classical Islamic civilization, the daily movement of the Sun becomes main indicator of praying time, which can be deduced using sundial. This kind of device probably permeated to Indonesia during the Islamic acculturation. Since then, the development of astronomical knowledge, technology, art and architectural in classical Indonesia are partially reflected into sundial. These… 

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