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The 7 Wonders of the World – The Pharos at Alexandria

The Pharos at Alexandria

One of the 7 Wonders of the World is the Pharos at Alexandria.

Built as a lighthouse by Ptolemy the II of Egypt in about 280 BC and reputedly for Alexander the Great, the building was the tallest of ancient times and could be seen twenty-five miles out to sea. A series of mirrors made from polished bronze reflected the sun’s rays by day and flames by night.

The size of the Pharos at Alexandria (including basis) is:

Width x depth x height cm

110 x 80 x 210

Sophia Harms – van Estrik