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Kon Tiki & Ship Museums in Oslo

I was in Oslo from Oct 12, 2015 through Oct 14, 2015.


The Oseberg Viking Burial Ship (820 AD)

  • Serpents are important in Viking and Scandinavian culture…
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The Gods in Our Genes

One of the most interesting theories about the origin of Norse mythology is that Odin was a chieftain who led his people into what is now Norway. 391 more words


The Greatest Fraud I Have Ever Known

Today is November 22, 2016. Two days until Thanksgiving.

Quote of the Day

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.” – Thor Heyerdahl

Word of the Day… 1,035 more words


Kon-Tiki 1947

Kon-Tiki 1947

I got this pin in May, 2015 at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway.

On August 7, 1947, Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft captained by Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, completes a 4,300-mile, 101-day journey from Peru to Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti. 413 more words


Quote of the day

Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.  – Thor Heyerdahl who was born on this day in 1914.

He also said:

One learns more from listening than speaking. 27 more words

October 6 in history

105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri defeated the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

69 BC Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeated the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great. 572 more words



Preparing my trip to Easter Island, memories of Kon-Tiki leaped into my mind, one of the first travel/adventure books I read. Thor Heyerdahl and his crew did not sail to Easter Island in 1947, but further north, yet the underlying question if the islands of Polynesia were settled from Asia or from South America concerns all of the South Pacific. 295 more words