Athens in Central Athens Regional Unit, Attica Region, Greece
In the 3rd cent. B.C. two supplementary tanks were added, set at different levels, which were filled gradually. The time was no longer estimated by emptying the main tank but by the gradual filling of one supplementary tank. At the end of the day the main tank would be emptied through a large outlet hole set at its bottom. With this system all the problems caused by water pressure changes would be avoided.
This water installation was dismantled in the 2nd cent. B.C. It is the forerunner of the water clock in the Tower of the Winds, the clock the astronomer Andronikos Kyrrestes.
Location. 37° 58.47′ N, 23° 43.338′ E. Marker is in Athens, Attica Region Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens, Attica Region 105 55, Greece.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odeion of Agrippa and Gymnasium or "Palace of the Giants" (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of Apollo Patroos, Temple of Zeus Pharatrios and Athena Phratria, Benches or "Synedrion" (about 120 meters away); Temple of Hephaistos (about 120 meters away); Church of the Holy Apostles (ca. A.D. 1000) (about 150 meters away); Stoa of Attalos (159-138 B.C.) (about 180 meters away); The East Side of the Ancient Agora and the Stoa of Attalos (about 210 meters away); The Library of Pantainos (about 210 meters away); Areopagus Hill (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Attica Periphery). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
More about this marker. The water clock is located in the Ancient Agora site. The street intersection is near the entrance to the park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.