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This paper seeks to tell a story, a story of the colossal lighthouse of Pharos built outside a grand city as acknowledgement to and evidence of the prosperity and significance of Alexandria. Detailed accounts of the wealth and role of Alexandria, Ptolemy 1, Sostratus, and other contextual information is provided. Additionally, a synthesis of the various accounts regarding the dimensions and features of the lighthouse provides readers an view into the significance of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

About the Author

Curt Baker is a junior from Vancouver, Washington. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society and the Harding University Honors College. A lover of words and languages, Curt hopes to use his Spanish major and History minor as avenues to developing deep, true community in a world desperate for sincere relationships. Homeschooled until college, Curt attributes his love of learning to his mother, the best teacher he has ever had.