Pharology is the study of lighthouses, so this site is dedicated to bringing you information about Lighthouses of the World. The word 'pharology' is derived from pharos, the Greek word for lighthouse.  Today, French people call a lighthouse un phare, Spanish people call it faro, and in Portuguese it is farol. However, like the English, Germans use a word that is more obviously descriptive, Leuchtürme, i.e. "light tower".

The Pharos of Alexandria, shown above, was a fabulous lighthouse built around 275 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This illustration is taken from the book by Friedrich-Karl Zemke: "Leuchtürme Der Welt - Britische Insein, Norden, Ostsee, Kattegat", 1992, ISBN: 3-7822-0537-5, 184 pp Illus, Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh.


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