The legendry Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the most ancient monuments known and most often represented.

The construction of the last of the seven wonders of the world began around 297 BC and lasted for fifteen years. The work was initiated by Ptolemy 1, on the island of Pharos, opposite the city of Alexandria. The lighthouse consisted of three white marble floors. This monument of great size (about 135 meters high) was visible within a radius of 50 km but did not resist to multiple earthquakes

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