World History Minute: The Aswan High Dam (Jan. 9, 1960)

World History Minute: The Aswan High Dam (Jan. 9, 1960)
World History Minute: The Aswan High Dam (Jan. 9, 1960)

World History Minute: The Aswan High Dam (Jan. 9, 1960)

On January 9, 1960 work began on the Aswan High Dam in Egypt. Historian John Schmidt will explain how the dam's construction stirred Cold War tensions and how an unlikely heroine ended up saving an ancient Egyptian temple in the process. (Photo: Flickr/Kodak Afga)