Tower of Winds

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The Tower of the Winds, known as Aerides or Horologion of Kyrrhestes, is located in Plaka, in the area of the Roman Agora. The octagonal tower from Pentelic marble was constructed in the 1st century BC by the Greek astronomer Andronikos of Cyrrhus in Macedonia. At its eight external sides the eight main winds are depicted. It had a wind vane, as well as a sundial and an internal water clock, for the days without sun.
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