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Fort Qait Bey

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General Information

Function / usage: Fortress
Completed in: 1480
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Alexandria, Egypt, Africa
Replaces Lighthouse of Alexandria (279 B.C.)
Coordinates: 31° 12' 49.00" N    29° 53' 8.00" E

Technical Information


building structure stone



Constructed from and on the remains of the Pharos Lighthouse.


Destroyed during Turkish attack. Rebuilt in the 19th century.


Again destroyed in British naval attack. Rebuilt afterwards.


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002463
Created: 02/12/2001
Last Updated: 22/07/2014