Memory of the Suez Canal

Documentary heritage submitted by Egypt and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.

The memory of the Suez Canal, which is recorded in documents, rare books, photographs, paintings,etc, is dispersed between different institutions in different countries, such as Suez Canal Authority in Egypt, Compagnie de Suez, Bibliothèque Nationale and Archives Nationales in Paris. Gathering this wealth together on an information system will save for humanity, the memory of a hundred year of information about one of the most important waterways that connected East to West and affected the history of the globe especially the Middle East in the last two centuries.

  • Year of submission: 1997
  • Year of inscription: 1997
  • Country: Egypt
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