The Corinth Canal connects the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas • Earth.com

Last update: November 12th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the famous Corinth Canal in Greece.

The photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station and illustrates how the canal divides mainland Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula.

The Corinth Canal was actually originally designed 2,600 years ago by Periander, the then-ruler of Corinth, as a way of connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Aegean Sea. But it wasn’t until 1893 that construction of the 4-mile long canal finally commenced.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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