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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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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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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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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...