Pharos

   The famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Its construction was apparently initiated under Ptolemy I but was completed during the reign of Ptolemy II. Monumental statues of the latter king and his wife, Arsinoe, were placed before the entrance. The building was dedicated to the god Zeus. The lighthouse was destroyed by a series of earthquakes, notably in the 14th century AD, and left in ruins. The fort of Qait Bey was built on the site, probably reusing some of the original building materials. Blocks and the possible remains of the royal statues have been found in the sea nearby.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Pharos — (griechisch Φάρος) bezeichnet: in der antiken Geographie: eine felsige Halbinsel vor Alexandria in Ägypten und den Pharos von Alexandria, einen Leuchtturm auf dieser Halbinsel, eines der Sieben Weltwunder eine Insel vor der illyrischen Küste, das …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pharos — may refer to:Places: * Hvar, an island in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, originally Pharos Lighthouses: * Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the island (now a peninsula) on which …   Wikipedia

  • PHAROS — (near Alexandria), an island just over half a mile from alexandria , on which stood the lighthouse of Pharos, regarded as one of the wonders of the ancient world. According to the Letter of Aristeas (par. 301), the Septuagint was translated there …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pharos — Pha ros, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? an island in the Bay of Alexandria, where king Ptolemy Philadelphus built a famous lighthouse.] A lighthouse or beacon for the guidance of seamen. [1913 Webster] He . . . built a pharos, or lighthouse. Arbuthnot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pharos —   [nach Menelaos Steuermann Pharos, der hier begraben sein soll], lateinisch Pharus, ehemalige Insel vor Alexandria in Ägypten, mit berühmtem Leuchtturm (ursprünglich Signalturm ohne Befeuerung), der eines der sieben Weltwunder der Antike… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pharos — [fer′äs΄] small peninsula at Alexandria, Egypt: in ancient times it was an island with a large lighthouse (also called Pharos) on it: this lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World …   English World dictionary

  • Pharos [1] — Pharos (gr.), Mantel zum Überwerfen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pharos [2] — Pharos, 1) Insel bei Alexandria (s.d.); jetzt Pharilla; darauf lag der Leuchthurm P., daher 2) so v.w. Leuchtthurm; 3) (Pharia), Insel an der Küste von Dalmatien mit der von Pariern angelegten Stadt Ph., welche die Römer unter Ämilius Paulus… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pharos — Pharos, 1) im Altertum Insel nördlich von Alexandria in Ägypten, durch einen künstlichen Damm mit der Stadt verbunden, trug auf ihrer Ostspitze seit Ptolemäos II. Philadelphos den berühmten Leuchtturm, durch den der Name P. (Pharus) später mit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pharos — Pharos, ägypt. Insel, s. Pharus; alter Name der dalmat. Insel Lesina (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pharos — petite île de l anc. égypte en face d Alexandrie, où, en 285 av. J. C., Ptolémée II Philadelphe fit élever le célèbre phare , une des Sept Merveilles du monde (détruit en 1302) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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