Seeing as the Panama Canal as been nominated, i feel obliged to nominate its older cousin: the Suez Canal
Full name of site: Suez Canal
Short description of site (also include multiple locations if applicable): Constructed between 1859 and 1869, the Suez Canal is a massive canal that connects the red sea with the Mediterranean. When the canal was opened, it greatly lessened travel time between Europe and Asia, allowing more trade and exchange of information. The Canal itself was a great engineering feet, and paved the way for canals of similar proportions.
Criteria (cultural, natural, mixed): I, IV
Outstanding universal value / comparative analysis: although the length and width of the Suez Canal has been eclipsed by other canals, the Suez canal has great significance. as the first Canal to be so large, it influenced the world, and can be considered responsible for the belief that other canals, such as the panama canal, were possible.