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The bg Citadel was built upon the site of one of the original 7 wonders of the world, namely the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria. It used to be around 400 feet tall but was toppled in a series of earthquakes. The fort used actual pieces of the lighthouse salvaged from the rubble. The fort was built to stop the Ottomans attacking Egypt but failed as they eventually overran Egypt and advanced westward through north Africa all the way to Morocco.

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