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The digging of the Western Canal of the Aswan Dam


Alexandria, Egypt

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Hundreds of Egyptian labourers digging the western canal of the Aswan Dam.
Located in Upper Egypt, the Aswan Dam was the first water storage project in modern times.

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"The digging of the Western Canal of the Aswan Dam" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;eg;8;en;N

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