Description: Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway – April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography. Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles (8,000 km) by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands.
He lived in the italian village Colla Micheri which he helped to restore by his own fortune. After his death on April 18th. 20002 his cremated rmains were entombed in a tower on a hill above the village.
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