Saturday, June 6, 2009

Rebuilding the Lighthouse at Alexandria

Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | A beacon's rebirth: "Since its construction between 285 and 246 BC on the island of Pharos off the Eastern Cape (which was connected to the mainland by means of a man-made dyke seven stadions long and hence known as the Heptastadion -- thus giving Alexandria city a double harbour) the lighthouse built by the Greek architect Sastrotus of Cnidus during the reign of Ptolemy II has been famous one way or another. After it had ceased to be a beacon of light indicating the harbour to homecoming sailors, it remained in universal memory as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Now there is talk of recreating this epitome of a landmark."


This would be Big and Huge. Let's bring back the "good old days" with the Tower of Babel maybe. Good old US of A can help fund it maybe ... seems to be plenty of money to go around.

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