Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Corinthian Canal

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Earth Systems, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) recently featured an example of how humans have changed the face of the planet. We are earth movers and changers. One can only imagine the ecological changes that followed this one.

EPOD posted almost the same photograph of the Corinth Canal - this one has an important inset - that I prefer (October 15, 2007).

I also want to point out a link below the photograph which has a short history of its construction, owed to the discovery and use of dynamite. The canal cannot accommodate today's ships so is used for tourism and local navigation. It also includes a few more photographs.

I add some additional links which also include photographs I found interesting and hope you will as well. 
Only recently a landslide made the canal unnavigable and work began in January 2022 on removing the debris and repairing the cliff wall. It reopened for navigation June 1, 2023 but the work is not complete. It's completion date is February 2024 . Landslides have occurred before. 
There is a timeline here
A time and weather-worn relief of the Emperor Nero is found on the wall of the Corinth Canal.

No comments:

Post a Comment