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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Light house of Alexandria

This Lighthouse was built about 300- 280 B.C. ago. This lighthouse is one of the ancient seven wonders. This lighthouse was built on the island of Pharos outside the harbours of Alexandria, Egypt. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom. This Lighthouse was about 100 meters i.e approx 330ft long. This was the first lighthouse which is made by white marble in the world. The main purpose of this lighthouse was that to lead the way to ships. Because that time of ships have many dangers related to wandering the way. So, made to overcome these dangers and to create a trade route this lighthouse was built. This was second man-made structure after Pyramid of Giza.

This lighthouse have a mirror that reflects the rays of sun in day time. The rays of the sun was go about at distance of thousands of kilometers. In night here a strong fire was lit. So that the ship does not get lost in the night.
Researchers are said that the reflected rays are very strong and bright that can be burn the ships also. Therefore, great caution was taken in its use.
After lighthouse built it works most of the years. But in 14th century it was got shattered down due to continuous earthquakes. In 18th century, King of Egypt was built a palace at this place and use all of the remaining bricks of light house. This remains was firstly founded by French archeologist. This Lighthouse remains are found in sea and also found coins of these century. The picture of the lighthouse also found on the coins of these century.

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