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KON TIKI EXPEDITION 1947

The Kon-Tiki expedition is shown after its arrival at Papeete, Tahiti, Polynesia, Sept. 18, 1947. Norwegian archaeologist Capt. Thor Heyerdahl and his six-man crew spent 101 days on the 15-ton balsa raft Kon-Tiki, crossing the Pacific from Peru to Tahiti. Heyerdahl built this replica of the aboriginal balsa raft to test his theories that the ancient Peruvians reached Polynesia with this transport. (AP Photo)

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September 18, 1947 04:00:00 AM
July 09, 2002 10:58:46 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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THOR HEYERDAHL
TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA
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