Alexandria

Light a torch for the wanderers, that they may find their way back.

Definition/Summary:

Alexandria

  • Lighthouse of Alexandria aka Pharos of Alexandria
  • Lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC which was in the region of 100 metres in overall height
  • One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • One of the tallest man-made structures in the world

Expanded info:

  • Badly damaged by three earthquakes is now an abandoned ruin
  • In 1994, French archaeologists discovered some remains of the lighthouse on the floor of Alexandria’s Eastern Harbour
  • Egypt has planned to turn submerged ruins of ancient Alexandria, including those of the Pharos, into an underwater museum

Add/Misc:

Name Origin is from the ruling period of Alexander the great