Qaitbay Fort – Alexandria, Egypt

Qaitbay Fort, Alexandria by Flickr user seyerce

This 15th century was built on top of the ruins of the old lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Though the lighthouse no longer stands, the Qaitbay Fort has served as a defense point along the Mediterranean coast for the past centuries. The citadel of Qaitbay stands on the northern tip of the island of Pharos.

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