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Cuencame  

Sundial: 489
State/Province:  Durango Country:  Mexico
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 24° 52.210' N  103° 41.906' W
Location:
  • Next to the church of San Antonio de Padua, and located right in front of the main square.
 
Description:
  • This vertical dial is 2m tall by 1.2 m wide and sits atop a quarried column nearly 7 m high. The gnomon on each face is approximately 60 cm long, and 16-19 mm in diameter. Each face has Roman numerals to indicate apparent solar time from 6am to 6pm. Alpha and Omega Greek letters. A carved cross at the twelve hour line. Inscribed "1904"
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Cuencame
  • Designer: Probably Francisco Vazquez del Mercado
  • Builder: Silvestre Aros
  • Construction Date: 1904
 
References:
  • Jan 2000 in Gnomonica, the Italian gnomonic society magazine. An informative brochure is also distributed to visitors at the dial site.
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