Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kon-Tiki expedition

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The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. Kon-Tiki is also the name of Heyerdahl's book; the Academy Award-winning documentary film chronicling his adventures; and the 2012 dramatised feature film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Pictures source Here

1 comment:

Halfdan Tangen said...

Please contact us. The photos used is the article is the prperty of Teh Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo where the original Kon-Tiki raft is displayed.
Halfdan Tangen jr
The Kon-Tiki Museum
h.tangen@kon-tiki.no
www.kon-tiki.no