Why the Farossky beacon does not shine the ships?
The word "headlight", automobile lamp, know everything. And the name it comes from an island Faros name in the Mediterranean Sea. During an era of the ancient world on this island the beacon recognized as the wonder of the world was located.
the Beacon on Farosa (the island near Alexandria Egyptian), as well as struck all miracles of the ancient world with monumentalism and the sizes: height was it 135 meters, and it was possible to be issued the beacon at a distance of sixty kilometers from it. For seamen of the ancient world it was huge help in hard swimming.
At beacon top, without ceasing, fire burned. Combustible material for maintenance of fire was delivered on the backs by the loaded burros making all way to top on a spiral staircase which was very flat. Scientists assume that also some devices for strengthening of power of light were used: mirrors from the polished metal, lenses from smoothly ground stone.
the Farossky beacon had own garrison – a case of a possible siege the enemy. In fortress there was a reservoir with a water supply, suitable for drink. The ship of the enemy could not take cover from eyes patrol at beacon top.
the Fate of the beacon is sad, as well as the Colossus of Rhodes – he was fated to die as a result of an earthquake too. In May, 1100 AD the beacon was razed to the ground, and its fragments lie at the bottom of the sea near the island Faros now.