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Isthmus of Corinth

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This image of Greece was taken by NASA's Terra Satellite (which travels the Earth from North to South, every 99 minutes). 

It clearly depicts the Isthmus of Corinth, in the upper-right, as a place where people would prefer to "cut through" the land - by any reasonable means - so they can avoid sailing all around the coastal area.

In modern times, the Corinth Canal is available for ships to pass from one side of the Isthmus to another.

In ancient times, ships had to be moved overland as they passed from one side of the Isthmus to another.

Click on the image for a better view.

 


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Image online, courtesy NASA.

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