Kon-Tiki

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Kon-Tiki

 

(named after the god of the Incas), the name of a raft made of balsa wood, with a reed sail, which was modeled on ancient Peruvian rafts. In 1947 the Norwegian ethnologist T. Heyerdahl and five companions, taking advantage of favorable currents and trade winds, spent 101 days aboard the KonTiki (approximately 100 sq m in area), sailing the 8,000 km from Callao (Peru) to the Tuamotu Islands in the Pacific Ocean in order to demonstrate the possibility that Polynesia might have been settled from the east. The raft is preserved in the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo (Norway).

Kon-Tiki

tale of raft trip taken to prove sea-borne migration of peoples and culture. [Pacific Hist.: Kon-Tiki]

Kon-Tiki

primitive raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to cross from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands (1947). [World Hist.: Kon-Tiki; NCE, 1238–1239]
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Thanks also to the Service de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Norwegian Research Council, Kon-Tiki Museum, Bishop Museum and Gotland University.
Institute of Pacific Archaeology and Cultural History, The Kon-Tiki Museum.
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Among Oslo's attractions there is the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship and Kon-Tiki museums.