Iranians History on This Day

 May 8 

The Water Canal Built in Greece by Xerxes I
Xerxes I
On 8 May 2001, a British/Italian/Greek archeological team announced that it has discovered the canal that Xerxes I had built in Greek territory in 480 BC.
    During his military expedition to Europe, Xerxes built this canal (water-way) in order to facilitate passage of his ships from one side of a peninsula to the other side. This canal got buried in the earth in the course of time. The archeologists, who have discovered this canal, say that the skill used by the engineers of those days for building this canal was no less than today,s.
    The breadth of the canal was less in the bottom section and two ships could easily pass by each other. The length was 1600 m and its breadth 34 m.
    Translation by Rowshan Lohrasbpour




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