How the Suez Canal changed the world

Dig into the construction of the Suez Canal, and discover how it became one of the world’s busiest maritime passages.

Today, nearly 30% of all global ship traffic passes through the Suez Canal, totaling over 20,000 ships in 2021. The site of the canal had been of interest to rulers as far back as the second millennium BCE, but plans to construct a passageway were obstructed by cost, political strife, and the ever-shifting sands— until the 19th century. Lucia Carminati details the creation of the Suez Canal.

Lesson by Lucia Carminati, directed by Michael Kalopaidis, Zedem Media.

Video thanks to TED-Ed

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