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Today in History.... The Kon-Tiki Museum opened its doors on May 15th, 1950. The Kon-Tiki Museum opened its doors on May 15th, 1950, dedicated to the Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947. Knut Haugland and Gerd Vold Hurum were both instrumental in convincing Thor Heyerdahl to see the raft as a possible attraction in Norway, and for its return to Oslo. Knut Haugland, who had been on leave from the military to join the Kon-Tiki expedition, returned to his day job in the fall of 1947. On this spare...
The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. Kon-Tiki is also the name of Heyerdahl's book, the Academy Award-winning documentary film chronicling his adventures, and the 2012 dramatized feature film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language...
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