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Kon-Tiki

Heyerdahl, Thor. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1950. 1st edition. Blue embossed, gilt-titled cloth, with jacket. 306 pp. 8vo. Near fine in a near fine jacket. 160 more words

Rare Books

The Hidden Truth in Moana

Moana is the newest member of the Disney princess tradition. The movie featuring her became one of the highest-grossing films of 2016, which also saw the release of… 994 more words

Cuba and beyond - Part 3

Peru

Arrived in Peru on a very comfortable overnight bus from Cuenca that took me down to Tumbes, Ecuador’s border post with Peru. Before I go any further, I have to clarify here what I mean by a bus. 1,550 more words

Peregrinations

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

Vikings

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

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Devotions

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

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