February 27th Time Travel: The History of the Lighthouse of Alexandria at Pharos Island

Let’s take a dive into Ancient Egypt again, to talk about another one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Lighthouse of Alexandria. If UNESCO existed back then, all of Alexandria would be one of those sites. From the Mausoleum of Alexander the Great, to the Library of Alexandria; this city was a testament to greatest of it’s time.

So, what happened to it all? Well, a lot. Between Julius Caesar, Natural Disasters and in-fighting with the Ptolemys; there were issues.

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