The Pharos of Alexandria lighthouse, Egypt

The Pharos of Alexandria lighthouse, Egypt

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Caption: Pharos of Alexandria. Historical artwork of the lighthouse known as the Pharos of Alexandria. This lighthouse was built around 300-280 BC on the island of Pharos, off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. The lighthouse was a stone tower over 100 metres tall, no lighthouse as large has been built since. The lighthouse was built by the Alexander the Great's successors, Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II. It is the most recent of the seven wonders of the classical world. The lighthouse was destroyed by an earthquake in the thirteenth century, only the base remains.

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Keywords: alexandria, ancient, art, egypt, emergency service, history, lighthouse, maritime, pharos, pharos of alexandria, sea, services, seventh wonder of the world, tallest lighthouse ever

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