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The Lighthouse of Alexandria


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The Lighthouse of Alexandria
   is situated in (what is now)   
Egypt
It was situated on the ancient island of Pharos which today is a promontory within the city of Alexandria. Two earthquakes in 1303 and 1323 left a significant impression on the structure. A medieval fort was built in 1480 by the Egyptian Sultan Qaitbay on the same spot where the Lighthouse once stood. Stone and marble from the fallen structure were used to build the fort.






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