Showing posts with label Tower of the Winds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tower of the Winds. Show all posts

Friday, August 26, 2016

Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the Tower of the Winds is said to be the world's first weather station.

Used by merchants to tell the wind and time - even in darkness - the station is still standing on a slope on Athens' ancient Acropolis hill and has been restored and re-opened to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.