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    Suez Canal Museum at Sinai Rest House

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013

    the Sinai Rest House, a complex of shops and stores and restaurants just after the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel in Suez, also has a mini musuem dedicated to the building of the suez canal and inside the one room museum are various black and white pictures, a large diorama of the suez canal with explanations and some artifacts and materials used in buidling the suez canal.

    museum admission is free and is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to wikipedia:

    The Suez Canal (Arabic: قناة السويس‎ Qanāt al-Sūwais) is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows ship transport between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa. The northern terminus is Port Said and the southern terminus is Port Tawfiq at the city of Suez. Ismailia lies on its west bank, 3 km (1.9 mi) from the half-way point.[1]

    When first built, the canal was 164 km (102 mi) long and 8 m (26 ft) deep. After multiple enlargements, the canal is 193.30 km (120.11 mi) long, 24 m (79 ft) deep and 205 metres (673 ft) wide as of 2010.[2] It consists of the northern access channel of 22 km (14 mi), the canal itself of 162.25 km (100.82 mi) and the southern access channel of 9 km (5.6 mi).[3]

    The canal is single lane with passing places in the "Ballah By-Pass" and the Great Bitter Lake.[4] It contains no locks; seawater flows freely through the canal. In general, the canal north of the Bitter Lakes flows north in winter and south in summer. The current south of the lakes changes with the tide at Suez.[5]

    The canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority[6] (SCA) of Egypt. Under international treaty, it may be used "in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag."[7]

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    Old Wells and Oasis in Suez

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013

    there is an ancient remains of a well in an mini oasis in suez, just minutes before arriving along the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel along the South Sinai Highway where you will have a whistle stop if on a christian pilgrimage as the ancient wells here were the ancient Israelites stayed for a few months during the exodus and today you will see just remains of the ancient wells with no water and a few vegetation around.

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    Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013

    the shortest route from Asian Sinai to African Mainland Egypt will be the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, which is one of the three crossings from Asia to Africa in Suez town, with the other crossings being bridges but will take another 30 to 40 minutes detour north of the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel so most Tour Buses use this tunnel as a direct way from south sinai to the Capital City of Cairo.

    according to wikipedia:

    It was originally constructed as a shield tunnel by the Tarmac Construction in 1981.[1] In 1992, the Japanese government granted aid to a project aimed at rehabilitating the tunnel which had developed leaks. It is 1.63 km long and has an outside diameter of 11.6 m.

    cruising inside the tunnel to the tunnel traffic entrance to the tunnel
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    The Giant Sword

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 11, 2005

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    About half way through the Suez Canal one can see on the East side various monuments that remember the Israeli Egyptian war. During the time of the Israeli occupation of the Sinai the Suez Canal was the border between the two countries.

    War Monument
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  • Why Are You Here?

    by alibaba808 Written Feb 2, 2009

    Nothing much to do in Suez except watch the ships go in and out of the Canal. Red Sea resorts are further south and the route to the Sinai is further north.

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