13th century BCE, A
canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries,
the canal was only partially maintained...
1854, By a French initiative,
the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...
1858, La Compagnie Universelle
du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.
17 Nov 1869, With great
splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom
width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...
2 Mar 1888, The Convention
of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal
during war and peace...
13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal
Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized
the Suez Canal.
5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal