Brill’s New Pauly

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A. Canals for shipping

Both the Nile as well as the extensive canal systems of Babylon equally served as traffic arteries and the country's water supply. Only a few canals were exclusively dedicated to traffic purposes. One of these exceptions was a shipping canal between the Nile and the Red Sea, construction of which was started towards 600 BC under Pharaoh Necho II; further work on this project took place du…

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Glaser, Franz (Klagenfurt), “Canals”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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