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World's First Weather Station

World's First Weather Station

This is said to be the world's 1st weather station dating back more than 2000 years in Athens, Greece. The Tower of the Winds in Athens reopens to the public for the 1st time in nearly 200 years.

Stelios Daskalakis the Head of Conservation said "It is, we believe, the world's first weather station and it's located in the Roman Agora (marketplace), as it was of great value for the merchants to read the weather, and also tell the time their goods would arrive in order to organize their trade."

The greatest mystery is how the clock worked at night. The tower had a sundial but experts believe a water clock device may have functioned after dark