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Sands of Time

by Varda K.

Timeless

The idiom "sands of time" refers to an hourglass, and the flow of sand to show a set amount of time -- usually an hour. The hourglass was probably invented around 150 BC, in Alexandria. Early hourglasses didn't use sand at all, but used refined burnt eggshells or powdered marble.