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After crossing the fjord, we are now in Bigdoy, with plenty of maritime museums. This first one for tonight is the Kon-Tiki Museum, which celebrates the various expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl (probably one of the most famous Norvegians of the second half of the XXth century, but we will see tomorrow some souvenirs about two other Norvegians which were as famous in their time). I have taken three bad views there, but which will give you an idea of the place :
- two views of Ra II (here and workshop 1), the papyrus boat used to cross the Atlantic in the beginning of the 70's after the failure of Ra I,
- one (in workshop 2) of the much more famous Kon-Tiki, a balsa raft used in 1947 to prove the capability of the South Americans to colonize the Polynesian islands.

The link to the museum: http://www.kon-tiki.no/Ny/Dok_eng/e_start.html
And the introduction of the site:
Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) is one of history’s most famous scientists, adventurers and champions of the environment. The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island.

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