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Lighthouse of Alexandria


Is one of the seven wonders of the world after the three pyramids, built the lighthouse of Alexandria on the island of Pharos and the island was located in Alexandria in ancient Egypt, he built the lighthouse engineer Sostratos one of the architects at this time in Egypt in the reign of King Ptolemy III The purpose of the construction on the Elimination of unemployment and the guidance of ships at sea to land by the light outside it, which was composed of three floors of white marble, up 180 meters above sea level and the highest lighthouse statue of one of the heroes of Greek mythology, a Hilos son of Hercules, but this construction giant has not remained long after a few years A strong earthquake hit the city of Alexandria collapsed lighthouse and landed in the sea, and so far all attempts fail to extract parts of it from the bottom of the sea, despite modern technology.

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