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Path Used to Move Ships Over Land

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This image depicts "The Diolkos," an overland route used by ships to cross the Isthmus of Corinth.  

There's a story behind this ingenuous method of avoiding a very long water trip (instead of the much-quicker way of crossing by land).

Today, the Corinthian Canal allows ships to cross the Isthmus.


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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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