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The Corinth Canal: an ancient dream fulfilled

31.10.2018 in History

The Corinth Canal: an ancient dream fulfilled     After two millennia and thousands of nautical miles, a miracle of engineering was accomplished when the Corinthian Canal opened to the world.   A 2500-year-old dream came true in the late 19th century; a waterway straight through the Corinthian Gulf to the Aegean Sea was no longer wishful thinking. After two millennia and thousands of nautical miles, a miracle of engineering was accomplished and ships would no longer need to circle the Peloponnese in order to reach the Adriatic Sea. The most well known tyrant of Corinth, Periander (circa 600 BCE),…