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A lighthouse for Alexandria

Thomas C. Clarie

A lighthouse for Alexandria

Pharos, ancient wonder of the world

by Thomas C. Clarie

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Published by Back Channel Press in Portsmouth, NH .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pharos Lighthouse (Alexandria, Egypt),
  • Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt -- Alexandria,
  • Alexandria (Egypt) -- Antiquities

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-234) and index.

    Other titlesPharos, ancient wonder of the world
    StatementThomas C. Clarie.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT73.A4 C58 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 247 p., (p. 193-212 p. of plates) :
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23918322M
    ISBN 101934582123
    ISBN 109781934582121
    LC Control Number2008935758


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The idea of a universal library in Alexandria may have been proposed by Demetrius of Phalerum, an exiled Athenian statesman Country: Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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The Alexandria lighthouse was in the east side of the Pharos Island which wasn’t exactly in the middle of the city of Alexandria, but it was pretty close.

This structure was constructed towards the start of the 3rd century BC and it is believe that the work needed to complete the. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a tower, whose development was requested by Ptolemy Soter soon after he made himself lord in BC.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria wasn’t finished until somewhere around and B.C., amid the term of Ptolemy Soter’s child, Ptolemy Philadelphos. The legend of the Alexandria Lighthouse.

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When the lighthouse was finished no one cared about Sergei. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a lighthouse originally located next to the city of Alexandria, on the island of Pharos, in Egypt, Africa. ‘Lighthouse of Alexandria’ is also known as ‘Pharos of Alexandria’, ‘Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria’ and ‘Pharos Lighthouse’, and it is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Among antiquity's wonders, the Lighthouse of Alexandria was fairly unique both in terms of its purpose and its secular : CreateSpace Publishing. Lighthouse (Pharos) of Alexandria Completed ca. BCE. The Lighthouse of Alexandria on the tiny island of Pharos in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt, is the archetype of all subsequent lighthouses and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Hotels near Jones Point Lighthouse: ( mi) Morrison House, Autograph Collection ( mi) Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria ( mi) Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South ( mi) The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection ( mi) Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast; View all hotels near Jones Point Lighthouse on /5(65).

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It was built by Sostratus of Cnidus for.