Lighthouses, Miniature Sheet, Thematic Issue
The 22 meter high lighthouse is situated at Cape Kiti, 10 meters from the sea. One of the ancient seven wonders of the world is the Pharos of Alexandria. This imposing structure standing 135 meters high warned mariners who had to navigate through hidden reefs lying just below the sea level.
Built by Ptolemy I between 297 and 283 BC it stood for seventeen centuries. It collapsed in the first half of the 14th century AD.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία