Copy of a merkhet and bay, ancient Egyptian instru

Copy of a merkhet and bay, ancient Egyptian instruments used for astronomical timekeeping (original is in the Royal Museum, Berlin). The merkhet is a bar with a plumb line used for measuring star transits; the bay is a forked stick used for alignment.

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Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1913-573
credit:
Lyons, Capt. H.G.
status:
Permanent collection

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