National Geographic : 1944 Mar
Sir Alan Cobham from Galloway Planned by the Ancients, but Only Fifty Years Old, the Corinth Canal Makes the Peloponnesus What Its Name Implies-Island ofPelops This four-mile waterway shortens the voyage from Piraeus to Patras by more than 200 miles. Along the right edge led the roadway over which small ships were hauled (pages 289, 302-303). Near the dark spot (upper right) lay the stadium where in 336 B.C . Alexander the Great became leader ofallGreeks against the Persians.