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The Corinthian channel

The Peloponnese used to be attached to the mainland of Greece and since the stormy southern Cape of the Peloponnese was feared by sailors, in ancient times ships were unloaded here at the narrowest part and the freight would be transported to the other side. Already in ancient times they wanted to build a channel here and Emperor Nero really started with it and stuck the first (golden) shovel in the ground in 66 AD. 6,000 Jewish forced laborers were put to work but the project did not succeed and it was not until 1893 that the canal was actually opened to shipping.
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