Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) was a Norwegian explorer, author and adventurer. In 1947, he sailed 8,000 km across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built craft to demonstrate that ancient peoples could have made such long journeys with technology of the time. 

Galapagos People: Thor Heyerdahl © Kon-Tiki Museum Collection

Thor Heyerdah, the Norwegian explorer, author and adventurer © Kon-Tiki Museum Collection

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