17/04/2014

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

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Fatuhiva 1937

On the 25th. of December 1936, just married, Thor Heyerdahl and Liv Heyerdahl began their long trip to the exotic island of Fatu Hiva in French Polynesia. This trip, detailed in Back to Nature in National Geographic Magazine in 1941 and the book Fatu Hiva in 1974, would set Thor Heyerdahl on the path to the Kon-Tiki Expedition and world fame.

From this trip to Fatu Hiva The Kon-Tiki Museum photographic archives contain about half. The rest is owned by the Thor Heyerdahl Family Estate and is deposited in the home of Bjørn Heyerdahl in Colla Micheri, Italy.