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The Roman Agora was built in the first century BC as the new commercial center of Athens. The most famous monument at the site is the Horologion or Tower of the Winds.The Tower of the Winds is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower on the agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece". The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock, and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources, might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum.
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