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The Kanhave Canal, which intersects the narrowest point of the island of Samsø, ranks among the greatest construction works of the ancient past. Approximately 500 metres long and 11 metres wide, the canal was dug by manpower to allow ships to pass from one side of…

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Samsøs centrale beliggenhed for sejlads mellem landsdelene og til og fra Østersøen gjorde øen kendt i omverdenen. I de islandske sagaer omtales den gode naturhavn i Stavns Fjord som Munarvágr – ”længslens bugt”.

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Samsø's unique position at the heart of Denmark" is likely to have determined…

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