Why The Floats In Babylon?

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In the second millennium BCE astronomers in Babylon already knew about the circular motion of the sun and moon in the sky (Fig. 5.4) and about the Eastern concept of cyclical time. But the ancient image of the linear Time in Babylon and later in Greece, was supported by the observation of linear movement of the floats in water clocks (clepsydras) that were invariably used by all
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