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Port Said, Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, Egypt

Going all the way back to the construction of the Pharos of Alexandria in the 3rd century B.C.E., Egypt has long been a nation of naval innovation. The Port Said Lighthouse was the first building in the world created with reinforced concrete....

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15th Of July September st.، Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, Egypt

This grand building was erected in 1895 to house the Suez Canal Company, now called the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). Construction of the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, began in 1859 and took a decade to finish....

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The museum was originally founded in 1963, but construction was halted from 1967 to 1973 because of the wars waged between Egypt and Israel. Eventually opened to the public in 1987, the two-story museum and garden houses over 9,000 historic pieces...

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For unparalleled views of the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Suez, you can't beat a walk along Al Corniche. Noteworthy landmarks that you'll want to see are a giant statue of King Thutmose III, at the western end of the Corniche, and statues of two...

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Port Said, Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, Egypt
Located along the entrance to the Suez Canal is the De Lesseps Jetty, a narrow spit of land at the end of Palestine street that was constructed in 1899. The most noteworthy landmark on the jetty is the large base where a statue of Ferdinand de...
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Istanbul and Port Said are the only two metropolitan areas in the world that span two continents. This road bridge linking Africa to Asia goes by many names, including the Mubarak Peace Bridge, the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge and the...

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23-Jul, Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, Egypt

This newly built mosque with elaborate twin minarets and multiple domes is across from Port Said on the eastern side of the Suez Canal in Port Fuad, and it dominates the cityscape. The mosque is the central gathering place for followers of Islam;...

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The Great Bitter Lake and the Small Bitter Lake are saltwater lakes that exist today as parts of the Suez Canal, but were originally dry valleys before the canal flooded them. The lakes have seen their share of the effects of warfare in the...

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The Suez Canal is unique among the world’s canals as it has no locks, so seawater flows freely between the Mediterranean and Red seas. Because of the location of the Bitter Lakes in the middle of the canal, the current in the water north of...

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The longest swing bridge in the world spans the Suez Canal near Ismailia, Egypt. The location of the bridge provides a mini history in the challenges of spanning the canal in a troubled region. The first train bridge spanned the canal starting in...

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Where the Sinai Peninsula bifurcates the Red Sea, it divides the waterway into two distinct areas, the Gulf of Suez to the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. The division began relatively recently in geological terms, about 28 million years...

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Although the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 was seen as phenomenal engineering accomplishment, Egypt had been digging canals across its land to activate world trade for millennia. The first canal was dug under the reign of Pharaoh Senausret III...