One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria is believed to have been constructed around 285 BC. A tower of over 100 metres tall, it stood on the tip of Pharos Island in the harbor of Alexandria in Egypt.
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The Great Pharos Lighthouse
Account of the findings of an expedition to discover the lighthouse, along with its history and conjectures on its interior design, by Lee Krystek in his Museum of Unnatural Mystery.
The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria
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Provides technical data and chronology.
The Pharos of Alexandria
Illustrated history by Colin Clement of the ancient Egyptian lighthouse built c.290 BC and destroyed in the 14th century. Part of the Hellenic Alexandria site.
Underwater Archaeological Investigation of the Pharos
A Franco-Egyptian team inspected the submerged ruins of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria in 1994-1998. An illustrated, scholarly report hosted by UNESCO.
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