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This Demonstration traces the path of the Kon-Tiki expedition, which began April 28, 1947 in the Peruvian port Callao. Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) and five friends sailed the raft Kon-Tiki for 101 days over 6900 km across the Pacific Ocean before smashing into a reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947.

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (March 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] Wikipedia. "Kon-Tiki." (Mar 16, 2014) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki.

[2] The Kon-Tiki Museum. "Om Museet." (Mar 17, 2014) www.kon-tiki.no/n_museum.php.

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