23/04/2014

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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history







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Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. His recreations of prehistoric voyages showed that early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented. His reputation as a scientist was consolidated through his archaeological excavations on the fabled, mysterious Easter Island. Curiosity was Thor Heyerdahl's driving force. If you want to learn more about his exciting work, you can visit the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo.
Thor Heyerdahl’s archives at the Kon-Tiki Museum have now been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World register.

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The original Kon-Tiki movie, awarded an Oscar in 1951, screening every day at The Kon-Tiki Museum at 12:00 The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island. It has a separate area for short-term exhibitions, as well as a 30 metre cave tour and an underwater exhibition containing a life-size 10-metre whale shark. The museum also has a cinema and souvenir shop. The museum is open year round and has special offers for groups in the evenings. Competition for children and young people with great prizes. Welcome to the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo.

Web editor: Halfdan Tangen jr, Marketing director at The Kon-Tiki Museum.
The Kon-Tiki Museum, Bygdøynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo, Norway
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