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The mode of ascertaining the points of the compass by the shadow of a gnomon
is extremely simple . “ On a smooth level piece of ground is erected a gnomon , ”
which according to some , “ should be of sixteen angulas in height , and of the ...
Points are marked in the circumference where the shadow of the gnomon
projects , both in the forenoon and afternoon , that is at any given hour after sun -
rise , and at the same time before sun - set ; and between these points a right line
Oriental Translation Fund. not previous to making the morning and afternoon
shadows , but afterwards ; and in this case , the shadow being marked in the first
instance , the circle is described from the centre of the gnomon , with a radius
the diameter of the gnomon ( because the shadow is measured from the
circumference of the gnomon ) , let a circle be described , and in the centre of it .
let a sanc'hu be erected , of twelve angulas in height and of the same diameter :
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.