Delta Barrage

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The Delta Barrage is barrage that was completed in 1862. Its purpose was to improve irrigation in the Nile Delta area of Egypt. It was recorded by historians that Muhammad Ali of Egypt's grandson Abbas sacrificed one of the pyramids in order to build the dam which was very poorly financed. When it was time to operate the dam, the foundations had been so poorly laid that the whole purpose for which it had been built in the first place was abandoned and has been marked as a romantic river crossing.

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