The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

It was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth during antiquity and was built during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus 280–247 BC.

It’s estimated height was around 330 ft, which by today’s standards doesn’t seem like much but in ancient times a building of this size was totally unique and completely unheard of.

It had a constantly lit, burning flame at its peak to warn passing ships that they were close to land.

The lighthouse was severely damaged by three earthquakes between AD 956 and AD 1323 and became an abandoned ruin.

Nature decided that such beauty was not meant to be seen by modern eyes. We can only imagine and dream about what it must have been like to lay our eyes on such an ancient wonder.