Ancient Suez Canals

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by James Blake Wiener
published on 04 April 2012
Many are unaware that it was possible to sail from the Mediterranean Sea to Red Sea before the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 CE. Nile-to-Suez canals existed more than two thousand years ago, providing a steady flow of trade and traffic between East and West. In the March/April 2012 edition of Saudi Aramco World Magazine, John Cooper introduces us to the lost canals of ancient Egypt and the colorful personalities behind their construction, maintenance, and destruction. Please click here to read "Linking Med to Red."
Posted by James Blake Wiener on April 4, 2012, 15:27.

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