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SUEZ CANAL


A ship canal in Egypt linking the Mediterranean (Port Said) with the Red Sea (Port Suez). Built in 1864-1869 by Ferdinand de Lesseps, the Suez Canal allows ships a shortcut between Europe and The East, avoiding a very long round-trip round the tip of South Africa (Cape of Good Hope).

A few useful links associated with the Suez Canal are...

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Modern/suezcanal.html

http://i-cias.com/e.o/suez_can.htm

www.us.sis.gov.eg/calendar/html/cl171196.htm

www.touregypt.net/suezcanal.htm

Suez Canal Bank

Suez Canal at Wikipedia

www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/suez.htm

Leth Suez - including toll calculator

www.encyclopedia.com/html/s/suezc1ana.asp

These links were last checked 2012/01/31


This page was created after it was found that a website which had been previously assumed to be the official Suez Canal website hadn't really got very much actual Suez Canal content!

The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway, in contrast to the Panama Canal which has lock gates and an artificial lake.