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A walk in the rain

THE CLOCK OF ANDRONIKOS KYRRESTOS

 

This is located outside the western entrance to the Roman Market. It was constructed in the 1st century B.C. by the astronomer Andronikos from Kyrrhos in Macedonia and is shaped like an octagonal tower. It served as a form of meteorological station since it combined a sundial and water clock and also had a weathervane to show the direction of the wind. Each face is adorned with a relief representing the wind blowing from that direction, hence its nickname in Greek "aerides" meaning "the winds".

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Taken on February 5, 2007