The Great Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the longest-standing wonders of the ancient world. Its remains can still be seen today. But why was this remarkable structure built? Was it useful, and how was it maintained? Learn these answers and more in this fun course!

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Ancient Knowledge - The Lighthouse of Alexandria

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Lighthouse of Alexandria - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Lighthouse of Alexandria - VIDEO

    • The Lighthouse of Alexandria - QUIZ

    • The Lighthouse of Alexandria - IMAGES

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Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (, the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education