The Tower of the Winds in Athens

The Tower of the Winds Athens

Beneath the slopes of the Acropolis of Athens, is what has been described as the most well preserved monument in Ancient Greece.

The Tower of the Winds was an ancient clock tower with working sundials precisely carved into each of its 8 sides, and is sometimes known as the Big Ben of the Ancient world.

Above the sundials, it is adorned with finely crafted representations of the 8 gods of the wind, and the tower once displayed the direction of the wind.

Even with all this on the outside of the tower, what was most impressive may have been what was inside. We will explore the theories around this advanced mechanism which was powered by water.

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