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Tower of the Winds, Athens

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The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece". Unofficially, the monument is also called Aerides (Αέρηδες), which means Winds. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock, and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources, might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum. In summer of 2014, the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities began cleaning and conserving the structure; restoration work was completed in August 2016.
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  • The tower is on the grounds of Roman Agora. It is very impressive with its reliefs and octagional shape. The original weather station.  more »
  • It was a structure that impressed on first sight and as you get nearer it gets better. There's lots more to see as you get nearer on the friezes around the top. If you look it up in the guide book the...  more »
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