The lighthouse of Alexandria

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The lighthouse of Alexandria

Post  Jordan Wahba on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:55 pm

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the Ancient wonders of the world. This lighthouse was located on a small island of Pharos, the Lighthouse lit bright so many sailors navigating the tricky harbor into what was then one of the world's centers of civilization.
The lighthouse was the idea of Ptolemy Soter, who took over command of Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. He ordered construction began in 290 B.C. The project was so big and nice that it was completed after his death, by his son Ptolemy Philadelphus. The main architect for the project was a man named Sostratus. Detailed calculations for the project were completed at the famous Library of Alexandria. ( check one my posts for the librabry of Alexandria). The lighthouse stood for many many years. but then over time earthquakes and other natural disasters brought it down.
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