The Suez Canal is the artificial waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, an arm of the Red Sea.

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Story of the Suez Canal
Reprint from: All the Year Round, January 8, 1876; from Islamic History Sourcebook, Fordham University.
Suez Canal
Brief description and key-dates history of the artificial waterway, with several links; from Encyclopaedia of the Orient.
Wikipedia: Suez Canal
Illustrated article including history, current day, and related links.
BBC: UK considered cutting off Nile
Britain drew up plans to cut off the Nile to Egypt to force a return of the Suez Canal, files from 1956 reveal. (December 01, 2006)
The Suez Crisis: Key maps
BBC News maps showing the strategic importance of the Suez Canal and how the crisis unfolded. (July 21, 2006)
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