In his interesting and informative book Travel in the Ancient World, Lionel Casson observes that
Egypt was a tourist's paradise. It offered an exotic landscape, an exotic way of life, exotic monuments and, on top of all this, relatively easy travel. Almost everybody went there by sea, and those who came directly from Rome made the crossing on the big comfortable grain ships that plied between Alexandria and Rome.... The visitor's first thrill came before he landed --while he was still some thirty miles out at sea, he could make out the top of the lighthouse at Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
At night, the sight was probably even more impressive...

Too, if by Sea

Lighthouse on Pharos, a
Beacon of fame in the
Maritime climes,
Crowned Alexandria's
Harbor and shoreline in
Ancient world times.

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