The Panama canal is one of the largest man-made sea routes in the world. He crossed the isthmus of Panama, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and destroying Intercontinental barrier.
The idea of connecting the two oceans artificially dug canal appeared in the XVI century by the Spanish conquistadors. However, against this idea expressed by the Spanish king Philip II. And it’s been 300 years, before the channel started talking again. Ferdinand de Lesseps, flushed with the successful construction of the Suez canal, conceived the same way to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. In 1881 he began work, but this time he was destined to fail. The ambitious project was forced to close after just seven years after it began. Established for the construction of the consortium suffered a financial collapse.