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Savannah  

Sundial: 706
State/Province:  Georgia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 32° 4.333' N  81° 5.383' W
Location:
  • Troup Square
    Savannah
 
Description:
  • A six foot diameter armillary sphere of steel and bronze with equatorial, meridian, equinoctial colure, ecliptic, Arctic and Antarctic rings. Equatorial ring has Roman hour numerals but no hour marks and includes gold plated Zodiacal symbols on exterior of ring. The sphere base is supported on the backs of cast tortoises atop a 3 foot high square marble pedestal. This dial is located under a heavy canopy of trees and likely never gets direct sunlight today.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Savannah
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15
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