was born Oct. 6, 1914 in the small town of Larvik in southern Norway. All residents of the city know a special attraction - the house where the family lived Heyerdahl
. Painted in white paint the house on a steep slope is no different from many other. Ibid installed and a monument to the famous traveler, when he was 70 years old.
But this enthusiasm did not come immediately. The first impulses he has received from his mother, who instilled in him a love for nature, so the Tour
and became a student of zoology and geography at the University of Oslo in 1933. A first expedition he made to the islands of Fatu Hiva in Polynesia in 1937-1938., Where he spent a year.
With these details of his biography is now possible to meet the famous museum "Kon-Tiki" on the peninsula Byugdoy, where the self-titled set the raft on which Thor Heyerdahl
in 1947 crossed the Pacific Ocean. This journey has brought him worldwide fame.
Near the raft "Kon-Tiki" on Byugdoe installed papyrus boat, Ra-2 ". This is the second "chapter" in the research scientist: in 1969-1970. he proved that such boats could cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Thank Thor Heyerdahl
is connected with its archeological excavations on Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, the Canary Islands. Last year, the great traveler led an archaeological expedition in Russia Azov, trying to find the origins of the Vikings. In the summer he underwent cancer surgery on his head, and quickly decided to write a book "In search of Odin. Memories of our past ", which was presented in Oslo on 3 December last year. Scientist has expressed great satisfaction with the results of the expedition and planned to continue its.
But the disease is not retreating. At the Catholic Easter on March 31 the whole big family Heyerdahl
gathered in Italy in the ancient village of Colla-Meeker on the shore of the Ligurian Sea, . in which he lived for more than 20 years and almost completely restored it to its funds, . making one of the tourist
. On the same day he felt very bad. He was taken to hospital, but when it was all clear, the scientist asked him to return the call Meeker. Evening on April 18, surrounded by his family Thor Heyerdahl
died in Colla-Meeker. RTR Vesti. RU