Tower of the Winds (Athens)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 30 March 2017
Tower of the Winds (Athens)

The Tower of the Winds, also called Horologion of Androkinos, is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower located in the Roman Agora in Athens. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a wind vane. It dates back to the late Hellenistic period or possibly to the end of the 2nd century CE.


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2017, March 30). Tower of the Winds (Athens). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6462/

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