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Day 109, Country 19; Suez Canal, Egypt: CMV World Cruise

The excavation took some 10 years using forced labour (corvée) of Egyptian workers during the first years. Some sources estimate that over 30,000 people were working on the canal at any given period, that more than 1.5 million people from various countries were employed, and that thousands of labourers died, many of them from cholera and similar epidemics.

 

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Taken on April 24, 2019