The Lighthouse of Alexandria

A Wonder Of The Ancient World

About the Lighthouse of Alexandria

Ambree Gilbert

November 4th, 2014

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The Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is considered a wonder of the world because of its impeccable size and its man made construction. It was built about 290 B.C by Sostratus of Cnidus in Alexandria, Egypt. The lighthouse's purpose was to prevent invasions and protect Egypt by adding gargoyles to scare the enemy. It was destroyed during two earthquakes. Legend has it that its light was the reflection of a mirror visible from 35 miles away. An interesting fact about it is that it had three floors all shaped differently. The first floor was square shaped, the next had an octagonal shape, and the third floor was a cylinder. The Lighthouse of Alexandria is truly a wonder of the world.