From the web: “Suez Canal : 145 years old : Photo Heritage : Folk : Ahram Online”

November 18, 2014 Uncategorized

The idea of connecting the Red and Mediterranean seas had haunted Egyptians for centuries. Remnants of an ancient west-east canal through the ancient cities of Bubastis, (Tel Basta), Pi Ramsis (Tel Al-Dabaa) and Pithom (Per Atum) were discovered during the French expedition of 1799.

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