Draining the Mediterranean Sea

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Fri, Nov 4th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Tom Scott brings to attention Antralopa, a colossal engineering project proposed by Herman Sörgel who sought to build a dam across the Strait of Gibraltar. Aside from creating a tremendous amount of electrical power, it would have also opened up a significant portion of lands to use for settlemen. Above, a rendering of what the area surrounding the Mediterranean sea could look like from space had the project happened.

Herman Sörgel wanted to create the largest civil engineering project the world has ever seen: a colossal dam across the Strait of Gibraltar, lowering the Mediterranean sea. There were, of course, a few problems with this.

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