Is this info correct?
The lighthouse of Alexandria was a tower built in the 3rd century BC. It was bulit on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt. It was originally built as the port’s landmark. Later it was made a lighthouse. For many centuries it was the tallest man-made structures, and was named one of the Seven Wonders of the World by Antipater of Sidon. Pharos was an island of the coast of Alexandria. They decided to use this island because the coast of Egypt is flat and doesn’t have the kind of landmark used at the time for navigation. Instead of a light, the lighthouse of Alexandria uses a fire, and the fire reflects onto mirrors at the top.
is this information correct? because i got it from wikipedia, and i know some information isn't correct, because people can edit it themselves.
- Gromm's GhostLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
You are quite right to be suspicious about Wikipedia, but on non-controversial History topics it is usually accurate. All the same, it is best to check another source or two, just in case ...
On the Pharos topic, however, Wiki is accurate. Take a look at the other sources I list below, and you will see that they confirm what you learned from Wiki. If you are doing a report for school, you might want to include a few details from these other sources.Source(s): http://www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders/pharoslighthous... http://www.pharoslighthouse.org/about-alexandria-l... http://www.kingtutshop.com/freeinfo/pharos.htm
- alplaLv 61 decade ago