is a lighthouse Ras Gharib It is one of the most important landmarks of the city in the north of the Red Sea Governorate and most notably, which was built by the engineer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on the orders of Khedive Ismail to organize the navigation movement in the Red Sea, which prompted the youth of the city to demand the opening of the lighthouse as a tourist attraction, and we learn in the following points the most prominent information about the lighthouse:
A decision was issued by the Ministry of Antiquities to register the Ras Ghareb lighthouse among Islamic monuments.
It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and was built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel, the same engineer who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Statue of Liberty in New York in 1871 AD.
During the reign of Khedive Ismail, and after digging the Suez Canal, several lighthouses were established on the Red Sea coast to regulate the movement of navigation and ships coming and going to the Suez Canal. Gustave Eiffel.
– On November 16, 1869, the Ras Ghareb lighthouse was opened, where a legendary party was organized for it in the presence of the state’s seniors at the time.
– Surrounded by a circular building of soapstone, and this circular building occupies a group of rooms equipped for the inhabitants of the lighthouse from the technicians in charge of its operation, including the room of the lighthouse warden, rooms for machines and equipment, the dining room and guard rooms, and in the middle of the circular building is the Al-Fanar tower.
– It was built on 3 axes built on springs, in order to resist any possible ground vibrations in the area, and the height of the lighthouse is about 50 meters from the surface of the ground, which is approximately built with a height of 16 floors, and the material of its manufacture is entirely of red iron.
It has an intermittent beam of 4 flashes of light and then darkness for 30 seconds, in order to distinguish between the different lighthouses, and each lighthouse has a beam that distinguishes it from other lighthouses, stressing that its light reaches 55 kilometers.
Eiffel Ras Ghareb
Built by an engineer, the Eiffel Tower
A decision was made to be among the archaeological areas
Lighthouse Ras Ghareb_1
From one of the beacons regulating the sailing of ships