Did You Know… Lighthouse of Alexandria

Did you know that while Alexander the Great is often attributed with having constructed the Lighthouse of Alexandria, it was actually Ptolemy I who ordered its construction. Ptolemy was the founder of the Ptolemy line of Egyptian Pharaohs of which Cleopatra is famously a part of, and a Macedonian general in Alexanders army who came to be a Satrap (a governor) of Egypt after Alexanders death before eventually claiming the rule of Egypt as Pharaoh.


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