Jantar Mantar Observatory: the story of three centuries

This is not just an observatory. Here you will not find any telescope, but, will find an impressive number of countries and not everyone understood the gadgets invented in the first half of the eighteenth century.

This observatory, as you might guess from the name, is in India, and was built under the direction of the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who is the founder of Jaipur. The exact date of construction is unknown, but the exact structure appeared in the period between 1727 m and 1734-th years. During this period, the governor built five observatories in major cities, and Jantar Mantar became the largest of them. Here are the world's largest sundial. Their height is about 21 meters, and width - all 35! All "devices" are made of stone and brick, and even made the most massive markup in millimeters! Two years ago, the observatory was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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