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Lighthouse at Alexandria


 (Picture used with permission from Ancient Technology

Pharos at Alexandria or the Lighthouse at Alexandria

The tower was built during the 3rd century BC (285-247BC) on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt as a landmark.  Later it became a working lighthouse to guide ships into port.  It is the third largest of the Seven Wonders at 115-150 meters (377 ~ 492 ft).

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