The electric mirror on ancient Alexandria"s Pharos lighthouse and other ancient lighting

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Einhorn Press , Parkersburg, WV
Lighting -- History -- Miscellanea, Search-lights -- History -- Miscellanea, Lighthouses -- History -- Miscellanea, Electric engineering -- History -- Miscel
Statementedited by Larry Brian Radka.
ContributionsRadka, Larry Brian.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTK4131 .E54 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17930537M
ISBN 100965754588
LC Control Number2005925148

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The Electric Mirror On The Pharos Lighthouse And Other Ancient Lighting is very strongly recommended reading, both for its thoughtful analysis and its concise presentation focused upon a history of previously little known facts about the creation and use of lighthouses and lighted towers.

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Radka has shown with great clarity that out ancestors possessed advanced technologies,” wrote Robert Stanley, the Editor of Unicus magazine. Considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, construction of the m tall Pharos Lighthouse probably began around BC on a small island just off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt.

Originally commissioned by the Macedonian general, Ptolemy Soter who became ruler of Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great, it was.

The extensive proofs provided in The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting [xi] clearly demonstrate that "possibility." This work also includes excellent reproductions of the extraordinary ancient illustrations discovered on the crypt walls beneath the.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria (/ ˈ f ɛər ɒ s /; Ancient Greek: ὁ Φάρος τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας, contemporary Koine Greek pronunciation: [ho tɛ̂ːs ěːaːs]), was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (– BC), which has been estimated to be at least.

Lighthouse of Alexandria, also called Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous lighthouse in antiquity. It was a technological triumph and is the archetype of all lighthouses since. Built by Sostratus of Cnidus, perhaps for Ptolemy I Soter, it was finished during the reign of Soter’s son Ptolemy II of Egypt in about bce.

The different shapes of the Pharos’ tiers may also be seen on ancient depictions from the 1 st century A.D., though these are not very clear, and rely on the Arab sources as a supplement. The Lighthouse on coins minted in Alexandria in the second century (L: reverse of a coin of Antoninus Pius, R: reverse of a coin of Commodus) (Wikimedia).

Of all the #AncientWonders of the World, #TheLighthouseofAlexandria stands alone in size, scale and ambition as a visionary concept that was designed to crea.

This was only possible if some kind of electric light was used. As a matter of fact, there are sources and evidences that go on to prove that the Pharos Lighthouse indeed used a mirror and an electric searchlight.

[Source: History Inside Pictures, The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria worked by 15 centuries and it was the last of the six lost wonders of the ancient world that disappeared.

It was one of the greatest architectural feats of the antiquity. Besides, the Lighthouse was the only wonder that was constructed with practical purposes; since it helped seafaring ships to find the harbor safely.

"The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting" is quite intriguing, but it is not what it is advertised to be. Radka, the titular author, added few paragraphs of his own, but merely reprinted a work that appears to have been done about a hundred years ago, back when electric lights were "cutting edge technology.".

Other: Said to be the only ancient wonder with a practical application. Alexander the Great The story of the Pharos starts with the founding of the city of Alexandria by the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great in B.C.

Contact [email protected] if you wish to sell copies. Synopsis of The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting This book aims to prove—through a comprehensive layout of ancient coins, artifacts, monuments, and literature—that the ancients used electricity to light up their temples, tombs, lighthouses, fortresses, palaces, cities and other.

Its ancient carbon arc electric parts are explained more in The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting, a highly recommended work recently out. However, until you can acquire a copy to read the whole story, perhaps the following animated discussion will light up a lingering dark spot in your mind.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.

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It was situated on the small offshore island of Pharos, lighting the way for many sailors navigating the tricky harbor. This place was considered to be one of the. The Lighthouse of Alexandria on the tiny island of Pharos in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt, is the archetype of all subsequent lighthouses and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

It was one of the last of the original Seven Wonders to be destroyed, after multiple earthquakes reduced most of the original structure to rubble, and. found: Work cat.: The electric mirror on ancient Alexandria's Pharos lighthouse and other ancient lighting, c p. 3, etc.

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The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting. 6 people found this helpful somehow happened upon the DVD Agora which has wonderful recreations throughout the feature film of ancient Alexandria.

(I highly recommend Agora to anyone interested in ancient history; it is the fabulous story of Hypatia, a renowned 5th. The Pharos of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the most famous lighthouse in antiquity.

The incredible feat of ancient engineering stood at an impressive height of meters (ft) until it was destroyed by an earthquakes in the 14 th century AD. Now it is destined to rise again as Egyptian authorities have just approved plans to rebuild the towering.

The feat of ancient engineering, which is also known as the Lighthouse of Alexandria, was completed around BC, and is estimated to have been between m and m high.

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Ancient Technology. Archeology. Arc lighting was used anciently in the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in the Temple of Denderah, and in other ancient cities around the world. And this [depiction-right], found by Petrie on an ancient tomb wall at Denderah, shows what appears to be an electric lamp with three bulbs and a power cord.

One of the more fascinating of the seven wonders of the ancient world was the Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria, Egypt. I have lately been reading the history of the Arab conquest of Egypt in the seventh century, and have become more acquainted with some of the monument’s unique characteristics, and the legends that have surrounded it.

Unfortunately others (some of whom are not as informed) do not share my view. Again, it can only be that, my view. Source: "The Electric Mirror of the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting", by Larry Brian Radka, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirmouse (talk • contribs)8 September (UTC).

Discount prices on books by Larry Brian Radka, including titles like The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting. Click here for the lowest price. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only one had a practical use in addition to its architectural elegance: The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

For sailors, it ensured a safe return to the Great Harbor. For architects, it meant even more: it was the tallest building on Earth. The Pharos was built to warn sailors of the dangerous sandbars off Alexandria, the busiest port of the ancient world.

It was constructed of a three-stage tower, decorated with mythical creatures, atop of which was a lantern with a giant bonfire whose light reflected by mirrors, made of polished bronze, focused into a beam visible 42 kilometer s:.

While the first still stands, the latter was destroyed, almost certainly by an earthquake. This was Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, which of the vanished wonders of the ancient world, was the last built and the last to remain standing.

Pharos Lighthouse stood on the eastern point of Pharos Island some distance from the city center of Alexandria.The Lighthouse of Alexandria (or The Pharos of Alexandria, Greek: ὁ Φάρος τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας) was a tower built in the 3rd century BC (between and BC) on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt to serve as that port's landmark, and later, its lighthouse.

With a height variously estimated at between and m ( and ft) it was among the tallest man.One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The world's first lighthouse, the Pharos lasted for years rendering guidance to sailors coming to the harbor.

Built about B.C. and upon completion, the Alexandria lighthouse - commonly estimated to have been about feet high - was one of the tallest structures on Earth. The Greek architect Sostratus designed it during the reign of King Ptolemy II.