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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, 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, with the work expected to last until late 2015.
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  • You get a little spoiled with ancient monuments in Athens, and then I did not like that the tower was the best. But sure, it's old and unique and therefore a weak four.
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  • beautiful clock tower on the site of the Roman agora. can't miss her. She is in very good condition.
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  • The octagonal tower is an example of how more than 2000 years ago, the architects were developing works which lasted over time. It is very beautiful to look at even though I could see it just externally in a photographic tour of the city
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