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History of the invention of the clock

Persian Palace Wall Clock -HOOR

The measurement of time has become a major concern in human life ever since he noticed its passage. By inventing the Iranian clock, humans tried to find a measure for the rapid passage of life, day and night. Today, clocks are used in different types all over the world and are an integral part of human life.The time around the world is determined based on the Greenwich Mean Time, and based on the geographical distance of each point with this origin, a particular time of day or night is applied to that area. We can find out exactly what time and what minute of the day it is now by the watch we have in our hand and it is synchronized with the world time in that area.

There are different types of clocks. They can also have various designs. You can have a wall clock with beautiful designs of Iranian culture and tradition in your home or use a simple and minimal clock for your wall. Choosing a wall clock depends on the type of decoration and arrangement and coloring of other parts of the house, and you should coordinate the type of clock you put on the wall with other items.If you are a person who is interested in traditional objects and have such items in your home, you can complete this set by making an Iranian clock. The Persian clock with its beautiful design and colors creates a sense of nostalgia in the space and shows your interest in Iranian culture and tradition.

Choosing an Iranian clock in the living room and other components such as a sofa with traditional Persian cushions or Persian curtains and paintings with Iranian culture can be the Persian decoration you are looking for. This type of decoration will give life to your home and will be impressively beautiful. If you are also interested in an Iranian clock for your home, stay with us in this article.

History of the invention of the clock

Types of clocks

Iranian clocks are not limited to wall clocks, and you can have Persian watches or desktop clocks at your home or workplace. Placing a clock with an Iranian design in the work environment can also bring you this beautiful culture and tradition and make your decoration more beautiful. In the following, we will learn about the types of Iranian watches.

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Wall clock

One of the types of Iranian clocks is the wall clock, which can be purchased in different shapes such as squares or circles with beautiful designs. The size of a wall clock depends on the amount of free space and the height of the wall on which you intend to hang the clock. Note that if you have chosen a large Iranian clock for your reception hall, have enough free space for it.

If the wall clock you choose is too big for your wall, it will disturb the order of the space and will not be very beautiful. In addition to the size of the clock, pay attention to the coordination of its design and color with other items of the environment so that your decoration is at its best.

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Persian Palace Wall Clock -MAHTAB

Desktop clock

Another type of Iranian clock is the desktop type. The desktop clock is usually used for the desk or bedside, but you can also use the more stylish type to place on the table and niche in the living room. A desktop clock with Iranian designs can be very beautiful. Placing a desktop clock on the desk or next to the bed makes you have a more regular study and sleep time because you can divide your work, study, and sleep by looking at the schedule and each section at the right time.


Another type of Iranian clock is the watch, which is used by many people today. A beautiful watch can be an important part of your daily style. There are different types of watches, and they can be for formal styles or everyday and sports styles. It is important to note that the watch you use is suitable for your style and do not use a sports watch with your official style. The watch can be made of metal or Persian leather and fabric and can be produced in a variety of colors.

History of the invention of the clock

History of the invention of the clock

The importance of measuring time using mechanical instruments was first noticed by people about 5500 years ago in ancient Egypt and Sumer, the southern regions of Mesopotamia, which is now known as the birthplace of modern civilization. The history of thousands of years of making all kinds of sun and sand clocks caused the knowledge about clocks to spread throughout the Mediterranean, and then the Greeks, Romans, and Iranians accepted this new tool with open arms, and each of them contributed to the development of this industry.

Over the centuries, various instruments were used to measure time. Including candle clocks, lantern clocks, gear clocks, and astronomical clocks, all of which appeared in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Sundials were made in Egypt around the 4th century BC, and the first was a pyramidal clock invented in 3500 BC. At that time, sundials were very popular. To make it easier to measure time, the Egyptians divided the length of the day into 10 equal parts and considered 4 additional parts for the time of the light shadow of the air during sunrise and sunset.

The multiple signs that were engraved on the ground allowed the Egyptians to easily notice the time of day and even find out what season they were in. Still, sundials were not useful at all during cloudy days and at night, and for this reason, new ways of measuring time were invented. The ancient Greeks and Romans paid great attention to water clocks until 325 BC they were able to measure time with much more accuracy and precision than before.

The flow of water in the instrument that was used to measure time caused the movement of the clock’s hand and allowed everyone to know the time of day. The first water clock in the world was invented by Plato. Although there have been many advances in the measurement of time, sundials remained popular during the Greek and Roman Empires.

The largest sundial of antiquity was built by Emperor Augustus in 10 BC.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, water clocks were still used in Iran and China with some changes. The most complicated and famous water clock of that era was built by a Muslim engineer named Al-Jazari in 1206. In the 6th century, the Chinese began to use candle clocks, and little by little these clocks spread to other regions until they reached the Middle East and Europe in the 13th century.

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