Telling the time is easy now, thanks to modern technology which has provided us with timekeeping devices like the wristwatches, wall clocks and mobile phones. However, in centuries past, there were no clocks, thus, people including the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians had to rely on the natural world around them to keep track of the time. Here’s how they knew what time it was.
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