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Eastern Mediterranean: The coastline shows
(NW) the Aegean, (N) the S. coast of Turkey & the island of Cyprus.
Countries on the Eastern seaboard (N to S) Syria, Lebanon,
The Sinai Peninsula:
To the WEST of the peninsula - the Gulf of Suez. To the north
of this gulf, the canal runs from the town of Suez, into the Mediterranean
at Port Said.
To the EAST of the peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba follows the
Great Rift north. The towns of Eilat & Aqaba are at the Northern tip.
The Rift continues NORTH - up the Aqaba valley, through the Dead Sea &
up the Jordan
Valley, & SOUTH - down the Continent of Africa into the Eastern
Transvaal in the Republic of S.