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Tower of the Winds (Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes), Roman Agora, Athens

RIBA Ref No RIBA13815
Artist/PhotographerConstantin, D.
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-49
Image Date1870
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceLS 20585
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectDecorative stonework ; Towers ; Marble ; Sundials
NOTES: This octagonal tower dates from the 1st century BC and was originally the 'Horolgion of Andronykos Kyrrhestes'. It served as a water clock until the 6th century. The sides of the tower indicate the eight points of the Athenian compass, and the eight winds associated with these points are represented allegorically on the marble frieze that runs around the tower.
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