This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The Roman Agora (marketplace) was built a bit later than the Greek Agora, when the Romans had taken over. It was built in around 19-11BC to extend on the main shopping area in Ancient Athens (the Greek Agora). Kind of like overflow car parking space.
At one end of the Agora is amazing structure, the Tower of the Winds. Built in 50BC, is the world's first meterological station. This 2050 year old structure contained a combination of sundials, a water clock and a wind vane. The friezes on the outside of the Tower are eight wind gods. It operated as a clock tower and weather prediction service, and was handily located right in the middle of the town shopping centre. There have been a lot of replicas of this building, particularly from the 18th and 19th Century, when many parts of Europe were super obsessed with everything from the ancient world.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!