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|The Guimar Pyramids were once thought to of been build by local farmers until in 1991 when the famous Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl visited the Island to study these. Thor came to the conclusion that the pyramids were almost identical to pyramids in Peru and Mexico. |
|The Kon-Tiki Museum is a private foundation, which houses a range of boats and artefacts from Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. Here you can see the original Kon-Tiki raft (1947) with a 30 foot whale shark underneath...statues and a secret family cave from Easter Island (1956)...the papyrus boat Ra II (1970)...and an exciting collection of archaeological finds from Easter Island, East Polynesia, Ga...||08/06/2005||358|
|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 wh...
|3D model of Thor Missile stowed. These were installed from 1958-63 at several locations accross the UK as the front line of the USA nuclear deterrent.||08/10/2008||1,001|
|3D model of Thor Missile ready for launch. These were installed from 1958-63 at several locations accross the UK as the front line of the USA nuclear deterrent.||08/10/2008||1,016|
|3D model of Thor Missile being prepared for launch. These were installed from 1958-63 at several locations accross the UK as the front line of the USA nuclear deterrent.||08/10/2008||1,029|
|Phocea was the largest sailing yacht in the world before the 2004 launching of Athena by Royal Huisman.||05/19/2011||201|
|A list of interesting KML-files of sailing trips from around the world.||07/17/2008||833|
|During the 1980 Olympics at Moscow, which was boycotted by most western states because of the Soviet Union's recent invasion in Afghanistan, the sailing competitions were held at this marina in the baltic city of Tallinn, now (again) capital of indepedent Estonia.||08/22/2005||536|
|RAF Caistor was a grass-surfaced airfield and served it's time as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for a number of stations in the area. It had four landing strips of varying lengths varying between 1100 yards (1005 metres) to 1450 yards.|
Today, very little remains. A few huts on the very basic technical site remain in private hands. The Thor launch pads and their attendant buildings now li...
|The Wind Surf is a sailing ship, but not in the traditional sense. This ship is all modern--from her five, 164-foot-high computerized masts with 27,000 feet of sails, to the DVD players and WiFi access in each cabin, to the water sport platform aft--all of these amenities and more make for a great cruise experience. The Wind Surf is large (as sailing ships go), with room for 308 passengers and ...||04/28/2010||679|
|Non self propelled barge for submarine drilling and blasting.|
Four tower of 105’ high. Lengh of 151’ and 46’ 11” beam.