24/04/2014

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history





Kon-Tiki exhibition


The museum's Kon-Tiki exhibition includes the original Kon-Tiki raft on which Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean with his crew in 1947. After 101 days he had proved to the whole world that it was possible to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa raft and that the population of French Polynesia could perhaps have come from Peru and colonised these islands 1,500 years ago. A small colour film is constantly shown on the left-hand side of the raft, giving you a feeling of what life must have been like on it out in the middle of the ocean. Original film from the expedition. The wall on the left of the Kon-Tiki raft is dedicated to the Kon-Tiki expedition and describes its purpose and history through photos and exhibits.