Surely each of you has ever heard of the seven wonders of the world. Unfortunately, you can only hear about them now, because six of the seven wonders of the classic list no longer exist. There is only one miracle from this list that you can see with your own eyes — the Pyramid of Cheops.
The great pyramid of Cheops — one of the wonders of the world
However, there are many other wonders in the world! In 2007, a list of the new seven wonders of the world was announced, which were chosen by international voting on the Internet and SMS voting. This list of “7 new wonders of the world” does not include any object from Russia, but in our vast Homeland there are many interesting and unusual attractions, as well as beautiful natural places worthy of the name “miracle”! Continue reading
The lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders in the classic “Seven wonders of the world”list. The name comes from the city of Alexandria (Egypt), near which the lighthouse was built. Often use another name – Pharos lighthouse (or Pharos), as the lighthouse was located on the small island of Pharos, connected to Alexandria by a pier. The lighthouse was built in the III century BC, so that merchant ships could safely pass the reefs on the way to Alexandria Bay.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
However, the lighthouse not only served as a landmark for sailors, but was also used as an observation Outpost to defend against an attack on Alexandria from the sea. Continue reading