South Australia & NT Chapter

Construction of the Suez Canal

Prof. Mamdouh Hamza

The earliest project to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea dates back to 1920 BC. Construction of the Suez Canal, which commenced in 1859, has had a major impact on Egypt’s modern history, as it resulted in Egypt becoming bankrupt in 1876, and being occupied in 1882 and later engaged in four wars.. The Lecture will briefly describe some of the many earlier plans for a canal, the history and politics of the current Canal’s construction, the engineering challenges, and the enormous obstacles that had to be overcome. More information can be found here.

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