16/04/2014

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - in finnish

Kon-Tiki 1947

The Kon-Tiki Expedition is the most famous sea voyage of the 20th century. This epic story, book and film has captured the imagination of generations of people around the world.

The raft Kon-Tiki is also one of the most important experiments within what is today know as Maritime Experimental Archaeology. It showed that a practical experiment of an ancient watercraft proved wrong old dogmas of the sailing capabilities of the South American balsa rafts.

The Kon-Tiki Museum has all of the official pictures of the Kon-Tiki Expedition, donated by Thor Heyerdahl in 1983, either in negative original or in negative contact copies. The collection numbers c. 1.200 pictures and are digitalized.