Fun Fact 2 The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first lighthouse to be constructed in the World; construction started in 120 BC and took 20 years to complete.
Fun Fact 3: The Lighthouse of Alexandria is located in a small offshore island near Pharos in Egypt.
Fun Fact 4: The Lighthouse was built to help guide ships into the port.
Fun Fact 5: Part of the structure was discovered by a French archaeologist in Alexandria's Eastern Harbour.
Fun Fact 6: The Lighthouse of Alexandria was hit by several earthquakes and was abandoned before crumbling to ruins.
Fun Fact 7: The Lighthouse stood approximately 450 feet tall, there was a staircase in the center to allow people to walk up to the beacon chamber.
Fun Fact 8: The Lighthouse is the third longest Wonder of the World to survive, it is thought to be the most practical too.
Fun Fact 9: Ptolemy, the ruler of Egypt decided to build the Lighthouse to help sailors and aid navigation.
Fun Fact 10: The city of Alexandria still has a symbol of a lighthouse on their national flag.
Fun Fact 11: At the very top of the Lighthouse of Alexandria there was a statue of Poseidon God of the Sea; accordingly to Greek Mythology.
Fun Fact 12: Alexander the Great died in 323 BC so didn't get to see the completed structure after naming the city after himself.
Fun Fact 13: The Lighthouse of Alexandria stood for nearly 1600 years, it was constructed from of marble and heavy stone.
Fun Fact 14: The Lighthouse of Alexandria would approximately cost $3 Million to construct in present time.
Fun Fact 15: The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a 3 tier construction, the first was square shape, the second tier was octagonal and the third tier was a cylinder shape.