|Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway ľ 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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