When was the hourglass invented?

Answer The invention of the hourglass dates back to the mid-14th century. It is believed that the hourglass was used on ships to measure the speed and distance traveled while at sea. They are also known a... Read More »

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Who invented the hourglass?

The precise inventor of the sand-filled hourglass is unknown, but it has been a commonly used device through ancient and even modern history.In ancient Egypt, Prince Amenemhet built his father King... Read More »

When was the hourglass first used?

The first hourglass was used in the early 1300's. The first evidence of the hourglass is a fresco by Ambrosio Lorenzetti, painted in 1338 in Italy. Claims that the Greeks were using hourglasses bef... Read More »

Do I have an hourglass figure?

From the measurements you are a pear shape but are close to being an hourglass as well.

Who created the hourglass?

Because of the ancient timing of its inception, it is not known who is responsible for inventing the hourglass. However, initial use of the hourglass as a timepiece was definitively established in ... Read More »