The interior of the Tower of the Winds (Athens)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 30 March 2017
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The interior of the Tower of the Winds, also called Horologion of Androkinos, showing the central section of the floor of the monument. The holes were used for mounting the hydraulic mechanism which was installed inside the clocktower. The cuttings were intended for water supply conduits.
The Tower of the Winds 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). The interior of the Tower of the Winds (Athens). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6463/the-interior-of-the-tower-of-the-winds-athens/

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