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May 26, 2004

Pharos

Marine archaeologist Irene Chryssoheri proposes a Pharos Museum in Alexandria. Good idea.

Designed by Sostratus during the reign of King Ptolemy II, Pharos was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World due to its immense height that reached 400 feet. Standing on a little island of the same name opposite Alexandria, it would guide sailors into the city harbour for 1,500 years till it was toppled by earthquakes around 1345.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 26, 2004 08:46 AM

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