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Roman Agora of Athens

Attica, Attica, Greece

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Roman Agora of Athens

The Roman Agora of Athens – also known as the Roman Forum of Athens – was founded in the late first century BC / early first century AD and its construction was funded by Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus.

Probably the most impressive historic site at the Roman Agora of Athens is what is known as the Tower of the Winds. A clock, weather vane, sundial and compass all in one, this monument is generally thought to date to the first century BC and is very well preserved.

The Roman Agora of Athens is also home to the Gate of Athena Archegetis (circa 11BC) as well as the remains of some ancient public toilets.

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