Time has long been an incredibly important concept, though time with all the trappings that we recognize today has not always necessarily been present, at least not in its modern sense. In fact, time is so old that it can be traced up to 6,000 years in the past. The ancient Egyptian people were some of the very first to tell time, and they used obelisks as a form of sundial – though a primitive form – to keep track of time as it shifted over the course of the day. However, even mechanical clocks likely came about much earlier than you might have suspected, as such clocks were first ever invented all the way back in the 1300s, on the continent of Europe. In the many years that have passed since, of course, time and the way that we keep track of it has only continued to grow and evolve.
In fact, alternative time tracking and schedules have even been introduced in some parts of the world, though such methods of tracking time have typically failed. For instance, the Soviet Union once Continue reading