Gnomon or Meridian Line, installed 1743, Eglise Saint-Sulpice (St Sulpitius' Church), c.1646-1745, late Baroque church on the Left Bank, Paris, France. The Gnomon, an astronomical instrument installed with the approval of the Observatory, running from the nave to this obelisk, features in the popular novel, The Da Vinci Code, 2003, by Dan Brown. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Gnomon or Meridian Line, installed 1743, Eglise Saint-Sulpice (St Sulpitius' Church), c.1646-1745, late Baroque church on the Left Bank, Paris, France. The Gnomon, an astronomical instrument installed with the approval of the Observatory, running from the nave to this obelisk, features in the popular novel, The Da Vinci Code, 2003, by Dan Brown. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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