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Lighthouse Of Alexandria


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Lighthouse Of Alexandria

  1. 1. Erica Kim
  2. 2. Lighthouse of Alexandria <ul><li>Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon. </li></ul><ul><li>The third tallest building after the two Great Pyramids for its entire life </li></ul><ul><li>Some scholars estimate that would make the tower the tallest building up to the 14th century. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where was the Lighthouse? <ul><li>On ancient island of Pharos in harbor of Alexandria, Egypt </li></ul>
  4. 4. When was it built? <ul><li>built in the 3rd century BC (between 285 and 247 BC) </li></ul>
  5. 5. How big was it? <ul><li>With a height variously estimated at between 115 and 150 m </li></ul>
  6. 6. History <ul><li>One of the tallest structures on Earth, The Greek architect Sostratus designed it during the reign of King Ptolemy II. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pharos guided sailors into the city harbor for 1,500 years and was the last of the six lost wonders to disappear. </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>An Arab traveler made notes in 1166 that provide intricate details on the structure. The structure was so famous that the word &quot;pharos&quot; came to mean lighthouse in French, Italian and Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>In November 1996, a team of divers searching the Mediterranean Sea claimed to have found the ruins of the fabled lighthouse of Pharos </li></ul>