This project contains a huge number of digitized documents, images, and other media depicting the Suez Canal and donated by the Association of the Friends of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the BA, and the Suez Canal Authority. The collection documents the history of the Canal since its inauguration. The BA has provided 3 books about the Canal, including J. Charles Roux’s Suez Isthmus and Canal (two volumes)—the most important document in the Manuscripts Museum. Two other books that have been digitized are Voyage de Souverains by G. Nicole, about the inauguration of the Canal; and L’Isthme de Suez by Marius Fontane. Both books contain illustrations by Riou. The digital archive was launched in June 2008.