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View looking west at the south (back) side of the Tower of the Winds.

Note the semicircular turret/reservoir that is attached to the south (left) face of the structure.  This served as a reservoir for the water clock (horologion) that was inside the building.  Water came from the Klepsidra spring that was located on the north side of the Acropolis — and the word “clepsydra” meaning “water clock” is derived from the name of that spring which was used to supply this clock with water!

For an important general description and view of this monument Click Here.