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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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  • There is actually a tower clock was water. There's some impressive structure or something to see. What is on the walls. You should arrive with material to make it more interesting. You can give
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  • At the gate of the winds, the four points of the compass are represented with corresponding figures as four secondary directions. The tower is located in the archaeological area of the Roman Agora and offers a pleasant look around in a green, a welcome change in the chaos of the Plaka.
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  • Don't forget to visit it. The mystery that keep their stones and history us date back to the ancient Greece.
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