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On Time: The Quest for Precision: Calendars & Clocks

Famous Timepieces

Triberg, Germany: The world's largest cuckoo clock, hand-made, features a fully-functioning 330 lb. cuckoo

Mecca, Saudi Arabia: The Makkah Royal Clock is the world's highest, rising 1,500 ft. high

Venice, Italy: St. Mark's Clock Tower, working since 1499. Statues of the Three Magi encircle the Madonna and Child twice a year

Surat, India: The world's largest floral clock, 79 ft. in diameter. The clock hands weigh over 1,700 lbs. each