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Episode
91

The Suez Canal

First published on
September 22, 2020
How Stuff Works
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20
minutes
Egypt
The Middle East
Oil
The Cold War
The Victorian Era
Napoleon

It's the 193km long canal that links the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.

The Ancient Egyptians dreamed of it, the Venetians did too, the French engineered it, the British bought it, the Egyptians nationalised it, it caused a Cold War crisis, and now it's a hugely important stretch of water for global trade.

It's time to tell the story of The Suez Canal.

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