It was a delightful visit, but we could not remain so long as we wished, for we had to see the water clock.
This formed images upon 11 14 plates moved in the focus of the lens by a water clock.
And so the Greeks managed to fix up their water clock to their satisfaction, after all.
From the water clock we visited the ancient "City of the Dead," a small cemetery just outside one of the old city gates.
This water clock was called a clepsydra, the name being taken from two Greek words meaning 'thief of water.'
Moreover, with the water clock a new factor in time came into being.
He did make a sun-dial and a water clock which latter may have contained a germ of the idea later developed into our modern clock.
Perhaps the earliest mechanical time measure was the clepsydra, or water clock.
The watch was set by means of the water clock found in the cabin.