Student Stories on the Lighthouse of Alexandria - The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria by Skylar Young

"Pharos at Abuqir", One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pharos Lighthouse, by Gene Poole, Wikimedia Commons.


The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are seven ancient structures that have been on the earth for more than 1,000 years. These structures are like landmarks. They have inspired us that anything is possible.

One of the Seven Wonders is The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria. This Lighthouse was built by one of the most important people of that time, Sostratus of Cnidus.

This man, along with being an architect was also an engineer. They started building this wonder in the 3rd century B.C. Many people today believe that it was the first lighthouse ever built in history. The lighthouse was built because it was supposed to help ships dock safely and soundly on the Pharos island harbor.

After many long years of helping people dock and not causing a shipwreck, one day in the 14th century, stunning earthquakes came and destroyed the lighthouse. Everyone that had to dock at the harbor didn’t have the lighthouse to help any more, and more shipwrecks happened without the amazing technology of the first ever lighthouse.

The people of the island of Pharos were devastated. There was nothing left of this work to honor or look at with awe. But if you know about how he inspired people and how great of a man he was, his soulful memory lives on in the people he has inspired for more than the past 1,000 years.

Original Release: May 16, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Sep 01, 2017

1) Gene Poole, Pharos at Abuqir, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pharos_at_Abuqir.jpg, Jul/21/2017, May/19/2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pharos_at_Abuqir.jpg
2) Unknown, Pharos of Alexandria stamp, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pharos_of_Alexandria_stamp3.jpg, Dec/25/2017, May/23/2017, http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Pharos.htm

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