Thor Heyerdahl | Critical Essay by Christopher Wordsworth

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Critical Essay by Christopher Wordsworth

Thor Heyerdahl's latest feat is to have reconstructed a papyrus ship from Egyptian tomb-reliefs and crossed the Atlantic in it with a polyglot crew, a stirring enough enterprise in itself, related with his own brand of visionary robustness [in The Ra Expeditions]. But those who know their man will not need telling that his primary motive was not to get from A to B. By demonstrating the unguessed sea-going capabilities of papyrus he has exposed a chink in one of the strong points of an argument that rules out all possibility of early contact between the Mediterranean civilisations of antiquity and the New World. (p. 638)

Kon-Tiki had a specific theory, scientific evidence and a logical conclusion: Ra admits to chronological snags and inexplicable contradictions in its general drift. We knew that Egyptians and Phoenicians rounded the shoulder of Africa; it...

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