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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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  • 12-metre building located in Agora Romana. The tower of the winds, also called the Horologion (watch), is an octagonal pentelic marble clock tower. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a weathervane. I don't think it's worth the walk to see, only if you have plenty of time. It has no bathroom structure, cover and water.
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  • The ancient structure, which served the antique merchants at the same time and clock and weather station - they had to somehow predict the arrival of their ships at the port. Externally, the building has remained well, but there are no mechanisms to evaluate its functioning. You have to believe the descriptions. To admire the near, you need to buy a ticket. It is part of the Roman Agora.
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