The Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 22 May 2012
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Also known as the Tower of the Winds because of the relief carvings of the eight winds near its top, this marble tower, built in the first century BCE, contained the clock which ran on water from the Acropolis spring. It was located in the Roman agora.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, May 22). The Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/678/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/678/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

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