[18][19][20][21] Heyerdahl believed that the original inhabitants of Easter Island (and the rest of Polynesia) were the "Tiki people", a race of "white bearded men" who supposedly originally sailed from Peru. ", "The Eleutheran – Eleuthera News, Sport and much more from Eleuthera – The An-Tiki Dream Turns into Reality". It is the longest-known raft voyage in history. There was also the legend of Kon-Tiki Viracocha, a native chief who is said to have set sail from Peru into the sunset on a balsawood raft. [18][19], He argued that the monumental statues known as moai resembled sculptures more typical of pre-Columbian Peru than any Polynesian designs. The crossing was successful and, at the time, the longest raft voyage in history, until eclipsed in 1973 by Las Balsas. Fakarava is where the Tangaroa is currently preserved. In a second great voyage ten years later, he rafted 12,001 km (7,457 mi) from South America to Australia with a metal raft Age Unlimited. It was the highest-grossing film of 2012 in Norway and the country's most expensive production to date. [40] Tangaroa was launched on the same day that Kon-Tiki had been—April 28—and it reached its destination on July 7, which was 30 days faster than Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki which had taken 101 days for the voyage. Kon-Tiki is a 2012 Norwegian historical dramatized feature film about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. We have an official Kon Tiki tab made by UG professional guitarists. It did, however, do nothing to prove that it was! 10,130 were here. The “Kon-Tiki” was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and “Kon-Tiki” is an old name for this god. Situated directly on the vast sandy beach of Pampelonne, a short distance from Saint Tropez, Kon Tiki village invites you to discover the Tiki Huttes. The Kon-Tiki kiln can be tilted after the burn, allowing the biochar to be dumped out easily for further use. At the Kon-Tiki Museum guests can see original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a … The crew of the Kon-Tiki raft, from left: Knut Haugland, Bengt Danielsson, Thor Heyerdahl, Erik Hesselberg, Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzinger. [9], The expedition carried an amateur radio station with the call sign of LI2B operated by former World War II Norwegian resistance radio operators Knut Haugland and Torstein Raaby. features Clive Owen as himself in a one man play entitled "Kon Tiki". For food Kon-Tiki carried 200 coconuts, sweet potatoes, bottle gourds and other assorted fruit and roots. The music and customers tend to lean towards slightly hard rock. 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[7] The main spars were a laminate of wood and reeds and Heyerdahl tested more than twenty different composites before settling on one that proved an effective compromise between bulk and torsional rigidity. This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Oce I am pretty sure the picture at the top of the article is The Ra raft. [33], This result was questioned in 2012 because of the possibility of contamination by South Americans after European contact with the islands. 5 days later, after 97 days at sea, they reached the Angatau atoll where they made contact with the inhabiants but were unable to safely land the craft. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. They also caught plentiful numbers of fish, particularly flying fish, "dolphin fish", yellowfin tuna, bonito and shark. On 7 November 2015, two teams with two balsa rafts Rahiti Tane and Tupac Yupanqui left Lima, Peru for Easter Island. Further down is the picture of Kon-Tiki. In 1959, Ingris built a new balsa raft, Kantuta II, and tried to repeat the previous expedition. On August 4, the 97th day after departure, Kon-Tiki reached the Angatau atoll. [24][20], Heyerdahl's hypothesis of Polynesian origins is overwhelmingly rejected by scientists today. A film documentary about the voyage and raft was released in 1950, called Kon-Tiki. Behind the main-mast was a cabin of plaited bamboo 4.3 m (14 ft) long and 2.4 m (8 ft) wide was built about 1.2–1.5 m (4–5 ft) high, and roofed with banana leaf thatch. 12 reviews of Kon-Tiki "I don't recall this being a restaurant -just a bar. Located in Oslo, the museum is a record of everything related to the expedition. Thor Heyerdahl's book about his experience became a bestseller. Analysis showed that "although the European lineage could be explained by contact with white Europeans after the island was 'discovered' in 1722 by Dutch sailors, the South American component was much older, dating to between about 1280 and 1495, soon after the island was first colonised by Polynesians in around 1200. He believed that the Easter Island myth of a power struggle between two peoples called the Hanau epe and Hanau momoko was a memory of conflicts between the original inhabitants of the island and a later wave of Native Americans from the Northwest coast, eventually leading to the annihilation of the Hanau epe and the destruction of the island's culture and once-prosperous economy. [49] It won the 1951 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen by Thor Heyerdahl, March 1987, Washington Square Press edition, Mass Market Paperback in English - 35th edition Heyerdahl and crew were equipped with water-tight sports wristwatches manufactured by Swiss watchmaking firm Eterna. [45][46][47] On March 3, 2016, all crew members were taken on board the Hokuetsu Ushaka freight ship after 115 days of sailing and 4½ months at sea. Very low tiki factor. Éric de Bisschop died in this accident. On November 18, 1965, the Tangaroa ended its journey on the Fakarava island. The Official KON-TIKI Facebook Page. Læs mere The crew were taken back to the native village, where they were feted with traditional dances and other festivities. Photographs also show a top-sail above the main sail, and also a mizzen-sail, mounted at the stern. Kon-Tiki var en tømmerflåde, der blev bygget og sejlet under ledelse af nordmanden Thor Heyerdahl som led i Kon-Tiki-ekspeditionen i 1947 for at bekræfte hans teorier om, at folkevandringen til Polynesien i Stillehavsområdet kunne være foregået over havet fra Sydamerika.. A second Tahiti-Nui was built in Constitución, Chile, leaving on April 13, 1958, towards Callao, then towards the Marquesas. The 1973 Las Balsas expedition was the first (and so far only) multiple-raft crossing of the Pacific Ocean in recent history. 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. In 1955, the Czech explorer and adventurer Eduard Ingris attempted to recreate the Kon-Tiki expedition on a balsa raft called Kantuta. Erik Hesselberg was a childhood friend of Thor’s who had, as a trained sailor, spent several years in the merchant navy. Kon-Tiki carried 1,040 litres (275 US gal) of drinking water in 56 water cans, as well as a number of sealed bamboo rods. Definition of Kon-Tiki in the Definitions.net dictionary. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. On April 28, 1947, Kon-Tiki departed Callao, Peru, with six men and a Spanish-speaking green parrot aboard. The original Kon-Tiki raft is now on display in the Kon-Tiki Museum at Bygdøy in Oslo. It missed its target and after four months, the raft began to sink. (translator) (1950). The team had travelled a distance of around 6,980 km (4,340 mi; 3,770 nmi) in 101 days, at an average speed of 1.5 knots (2.8 km/h; 1.7 mph). The purpose of the 1973 expedition was three-fold: (1) to prove that the success of 1970 was no accident, (2) to test different currents in the sea, which Alsar maintained ancient mariners knew as modern humans know road maps, and (3) to show that the original expeditions, directed perhaps toward trade or colonisation, may have consisted of small fleets of balsa rafts. Meaning of Kon-Tiki. Thor made him the navigator on the voyage and, thanks to his arts education, was also the one who created the iconic Kon-Tiki image that adorned the raft’s sails. As a side note there is a museum in Alesund that has an original boat – The Uread – that sailed from Alesund to Massachusetts in 1904-1905 taking five months with the inventor and 3 others and you might find the story “Uread The Egg That Crossed the Atlantic”, as well as a visit to the Alesund Museum most interesting. 76, 154. [41] The expedition was piloted by four men, aged from 56 to 84 years, led by Anthony Smith. Kon-Tiki er en dykkerklub i Brøndby. In 2006, the Tangaroa Expedition recreated the Kon-Tiki voyage using a newly built raft, the Tangaroa, named after the Māori sea-god Tangaroa. 1,080 were here. This was Norway’s entry to consideration for the Academy Awards but despite making it through to the final five nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, it was beaten by Michael Haneke’s film Amour. Expedition leader was Torgeir Higraff from Tangaroa Expedition (2006). Thor’s criteria in choosing crew members were that they all possess unwavering courage as well as one unique qualification, indispensable for the expedition. Information and translations of Kon-Tiki in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on … No metal was used in the construction. You can read the whole story and see photos of the crew along the way. This stress for 16 weeks weakened the ropes, but the crew could not replace all of them. Tangaroa's six-man crew was led by Norwegian Torgeir Higraff and included Olav Heyerdahl, grandson of Thor Heyerdahl, Bjarne Krekvik (captain), Øyvin Lauten (executive officer), Swedish Anders Berg (photographer) and Peruvian Roberto Sala. The Kon-Tiki deep-cone flame-curtain process was developed by Dr Paul Taylor (author of 'The Biochar Revolution' book) and Hans-Peter Schmidt at the Ithaka Institute in Switzerland in 2014. Vi har klubaften onsdag. The expedition also carried a pet parrot named Lorita. On July 30th the team caught first sight of land – the atoll of Puka-Puka. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. The role of Thor Heyerdahl is played by Pål Sverre Hagen . In 2012, a dramatization of the events was made into a film of the same name. It stars Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as Thor Heyerdahl and is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. One theory, advanced in the 1930s is that the Islands were populated step-by-step from South-East Asia. Finally the crew were taken off Raroia to Tahiti by the French schooner Tamara, with the salvaged Kon-Tiki in tow. With regard to the equipments and leisure facilities, the Kon Tiki is from this point of view also in very good shape. No real complaints other than we wish it really was a tiki bar!" [15], The call sign LI2B was used by Heyerdahl again in 1969–70, when he built a papyrus reed raft and sailed from Morocco to Barbados in an attempt to show a possible link between the civilization of ancient Egypt and the New World. But we do know, thanks to Thor Heyerdahl, that a South American influence is one possible explanation. Your email address will not be published. He associated them with the Tlingit and Haida peoples and characterized them as "inferior" to the Tiki people. Enjoyed the story of the KonTiki and visiting the museum in Oslo really is an interesting place to view the sailing vessel. He asked if he could join the voyage and Thor agreed instantly, making him second in command. [19], Heyerdahl's hypothesis was part of early Eurocentric hyperdiffusionism and the westerner disbelief that (non-white) "stone-age" peoples with "no math" could colonize islands separated by vast distances of ocean water, even against prevailing winds and currents. ", "New findings show more contact between prehistoric humans", "Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages", "Native South Americans were early inhabitants of Polynesia", "Eric de Bisschop and James Wharram – Catamaran pioneers", "The Eleutheran – Eleuthera News, Sport and much more from Eleuthera – The tale of An-Tiki – One raft, four 'mature' adventurers and a very big ocean! The Kon-Tiki expedition was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the United States Army. 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