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SUEZ CANAL: The Project That Intrigued Pharaohs, Kings, Generals, and Even Caused Several Wars

The Suez Canal is a 163 km long artificial waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, and also separates the African continent from Asia. It provides the shortest sea route between Europe and countries of South East Asia, cutting travel time by more than 7,000 km! Before the construction of this canal, [...]

Behold! The 7 WONDERS of the Ancient World

1. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt The Great Pyramids, located at Giza are the only wonder of the ancient world that have survived to the present day. The pyramids were built between 2700 B.C. and 2500 B.C. as royal tombs.  For more than 4,000 years, one of the pyramids reigned as the tallest building in [...]

August, The Month Whose Length Was Increased To Please an Emperor

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar - which we use -, and was originally named Sextillus because it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar.  The Eighth Month After Julius Caesar's grandnephew, Augustus, defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra and became emperor of Rome, the Roman Senate decided that [...]

See How the Height of Buildings Have Changed in Over 4,000 Years of Human History (PHOTOS)

Buildings were not always as tall as we have them today. Improved scientific methods and better innovations in building technology have made it possible for building to go high, and up above the world. Take a look at the progression in the height of buildings from more than four thousand years ago in ancient Egypt [...]

Osimhen, Nwakali Missing From U-23 Dream Team VI Squad

The two best players from the just concluded U-17 World Cup, Golden Eaglets Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali have been left out of the final Dream Team VI squad for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nation in Senegal due to injuries. The coach, Samson Siasia just released his final 21-man list for the tournament and none [...]

Interesting Country Fact (Egypt)

A Middle Eastern country in northeast Africa, Egypt is at the center of the Arab world. Egypt controls the Suez Canal, the shortest sea link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt is officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip, Israel, [...]

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