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Kon-Tiki: Thor Heyerdahl On The Big Screen

Kon-Tiki, a film based on Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary voyage across the Pacific, is released in UK cinemas TODAY! Nominated for an Academy Award… 295 more words

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The Ra Expeditions

In the year 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Looking for Indians the wind took him westward, he stumbled on the wrong peoples, whom he then extorted, enslaved and murdered. 208 more words


Svalbard, and the story of the disappearing glaciers (in progress)

Lecturer: Tyrone Martinsson ||| Lecture topics: the history of Svalbard, the visual arts as a scientific tool on early expeditions and today, climate changes discovered through research and study of visual records and comparative photography 205 more words


It seems Ancient Easter Islanders weren't lonely after all…

Now, according to The Independent, evidence recently published in the journal Current Biology seems to suggest that South Americans did reach the tiny Pacific Island… 212 more words

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10 Of The Most Absurd Modern Maritime Voyages

If crossing entire oceans on boats of dubious and typically amateurish construction sounds like a risky proposition to you, that’s probably because you’re of a slightly saner disposition than most of the would-be sea captains on this list. 2,164 more words


Polynesian Canoes Reached the Americas

Research on sweet potatoes suggests the Polynesians reached the New World centuries before Columbus. 198 more words

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