The last of the Seven Wonders is the only one that had an everyday use.
The geographer Strabo wrote about the Pharos, or lighthouse, of Alexandria. He said that the Greek architect Sostratus built it “for the safety of those who sail the seas.” The lighthouse sat on the small, rocky island of Pharos. It was in front of the harbor at Alexandria in Egypt. That was one of the busiest harbors of the ancient world. The lighthouse guided ships around sandbars and other dangerous places. It was connected to the city by a causeway, or land bridge. This wonder became very famous in the Mediterranean world. How famous? In French, Spanish, and Italian, pharos became the word for “lighthouse.”