Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt

A massive waterway across Egypt's northern Sinai Desert, known as the Peace Canal, aims to bring fresh water from the Nile to the city of El Arish, 40 miles west of the Israeli border, making the region fertile. In 1991 archaeologists launched the North Sinai Salvage Project to survey the canal's path for sites, excavate sites that would be destroyed, and suggest where the canal might be rerouted to avoid important remains.--KRZYSZTOF A. GRZYMSKI Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]

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