Suez Canal

  • Ships in line thru Suez Canal. We got ships in line too. Progress & #HTV5 headed to @space_station soon! #YearInSpace
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Suez Canal

The Suez Canal was officially opened in 1869, allowing for easy travel between Europe and Asia, without having to go entirely around Africa.

Also visible in the images are some of the ships lining up to go through the lanes. 

Parts of the canal, including the one pictured here, have two lanes traveling in opposite directions to speed up traffic.


Why does the image look different from the map in step two?

About how long does it takes to travel the entire length of the canal?