ACO Lighthouse of Alexandria

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 BCE and 247 BCE in Alexandria. Designed by the greek architect and engineer Sostratus of Cnidus, it was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before its destruction.[1]


During the Siege of Alexandria, the Medjay Bayek was tasked by Julius Caesar to light the fire at the top of the lighthouse to alert the Roman fleet, as he deemed Aya would not be able to accomplish it. Aya, desiring to prove Caesar wrong, took over the job from her beloved and made her way to the Pharos. Despite facing difficulties with several of Ptolemy XIII's men, Aya was able to light the fire, allowing the fleet to reinforce and assist Caesar.[2]