Thor Heyerdahl is one of history’s most famous explorers.
In 1947 he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki.
This was his first expedition to be captured on film,
and was later awarded Academy Award for best documentary in 1951.
He later completed similar achievements
with the reed boats Ra, Ra II and Tigris,
through which he championed his deep involvement
for both the environment and world peace.
He was also responsible
for important archeological excavations
on the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and in Túcume.
The Kon-Tiki Museum exhibits objects
from Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions,
the original Kon-Tiki raft, and the papyrus boat Ra II.