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Heyerdahl Thor
(19142002)
Kon-Tiki

Heyerdahl Thor  (19142002)Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in zoology and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947. In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. Currently, this list includes 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries, private letters, expedition plans, articles, newspaper clippings, original book and article manuscripts. The Heyerdahl Archives are administered by the Kon-Tiki Museum and the National Library of Norway in Oslo.


Cambodge, 1992, Heyerdahl and Kon Tiki

French Polinesie, 1972, Raft Kon-Tiki

French Polinesie, 1997, Raft Kon-Tiki

French Polinesie, 2007, Polenesian mask and Kon-Tiki raft

Norway, 1997, Kon-Tiki Expedition

Palau, 2005, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1969, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1969, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1969, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1969, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1969, Kon-Tiki

Peru, 1997, Kon-Tiki

Sao Tome e Principe, 1982, Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

French Polinesie, 2007.08.07, Papeete. Kon-Tiki

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