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 (hā′ər-däl′, hī′-), Thor 1914-2002.
Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer known for voyages such as the Kon-Tiki expedition (1947), in which he sailed a raft across the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Tuamotu to show that Polynesians may be of South American origin.

Heyerdahl

(Norwegian ˈhɛiərdaːl)
n
(Biography) Thor (tɔː). 1914–2002, Norwegian anthropologist. In 1947 he demonstrated that the Polynesians could originally have been migrants from South America, by sailing from Peru to the Pacific Islands of Tuamotu in the Kon-Tiki, a raft made of balsa wood. DNA testing in the late 1990s indicated that such a migration did not actually take place

Hey•er•dahl

(ˈheɪ ərˌdɑl)
n.
Thor (tʊər) born 1914, Norwegian ethnologist and author.
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Gobustan petroglyphs were repeatedly investigated by the famous Norwegian explorer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who recognized local boats petroglyphs as the oldest known images of pirogue in the world.
Thor Heyerdahl, con toda su genialidad, se equivocaba.
Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen) is an adventurer and ethnographer, who disputes the prevailing theory of the era that people from the west migrated to Polynesia.
It tells the true story of a Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Sverre Hagen), determined to sail 5,000 miles across the Pacific on a tiny raft.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient peoples could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient cults could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
It depicts the epic journey, from genesis to actual expedition, of Thor Heyerdahl through the Pacific in 1947.
The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl (1948) Living recklessly and in the moment.
Instead, make like Captain Cook or Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
99 or on demand PAL Sverre Valheim Hagen stars as adventurer Thor Heyerdahl in this drama of the real-life 1947 expedition.
THE VERDICT A strikingly mounted old-fashioned adventure based on the true story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl (Hagen) and his 4,300-mile voyage from Peru to Polynesia by raft in 1947.