Modern Marvels - S06E25 Aswan Dam

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Title: Modern Marvels - S06E25 Aswan Dam
Producer: History Channel
Category: Technology, Modern Marvels
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Added: Sep 11th 2010
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In 1954, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Arab Republic of Egypt's first prime minister, had a plan to bring his poor country into the 20th century. To pull it off, he needed to harness the flow of the world's longest river--the Nile. The ambitious plan called for construction of a high dam in southern Egypt at Aswan. But the builders of the pyramids and the Suez Canal were no strangers to large undertakings. We'll see how the Aswan High Dam socially, politically, culturally, and agriculturally affected Egypt.


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