The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings

The Tigris Expedition In Search of Our Beginnings Describes the expedition that retraced the trade routes that may have existed between Mesopotamia the Indus Valley and Egypt a thousand years before Christ

Describes the expedition that retraced the trade routes that may have existed between Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and Egypt a thousand years before Christ.

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The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings

  1. See also .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 All his legendary expeditions are shown in the Kon Tiki Museum, Oslo.Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, the son of master brewer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife Alison Lyng As a young child, Thor Heyerdahl showed a strong interest in zoology He created a small museum in his childhood home, with a Vipera berus as the main attraction He studied Zoology and Geography at University of Oslo At the same time, he privately studied Polynesian culture and history, consulting what was then the world s largest private collection of books and papers on Polynesia, owned by Bjarne Kropelien, a wealthy wine merchant in Oslo This collection was later purchased by the University of Oslo Library from Kropelien s heirs and was attached to the Kon Tiki Museum research department After seven terms and consultations with experts in Berlin, a project was developed and sponsored by his zoology professors, Kristine Bonnevie and Hjalmar Broch He was to visit some isolated Pacific island groups and study how the local animals had found their way there Just before sailing together to the Marquesas Islands in 1936, he married his first wife, Liv Coucheron Torp b 1916 , whom he had met shortly before enrolling at the University, and who had studied economics there Though she is conspicuously absent from many of his papers and talks, Liv participated in nearly all of Thor s journeys, with the exception of the Kon Tiki Expedition The couple had two sons Thor Jr and Bj rn The marriage ended in divorce and in 1949 Thor Heyerdahl married Yvonne Dedekam Simonsen They in turn had three daughters Annette, Marian and Helene Elisabeth This marriage also ended in divorce, in 1969 In 1991 Thor Heyerdahl married for the third time, to Jacqueline Beer b 1932.Thor Heyerdahl s grandson, Olav Heyerdahl, retraced his grandfather s Kon Tiki voyage in 2006, as part of a six member crew The voyage, called the Tangaroa Expedition, was intended as a tribute to Thor Heyerdahl, as well as a means to monitor the Pacific Ocean s environment A film about the voyage is in preparation from

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  1. If you like the Old Testament, you will like this book, but if you liked Paddle to the , you will love Kon Tiki I gave the latter two five stars, and the first two 2 stars.I expected annother adventure like Kon Tiki instead he talked alot about history and some culture, and this goes on for most of the book I did enjoy reading about his making the reed boat, but after they set sail I lost much interest and only read it in hopes that I would soon be reading another sea adventure And some things w [...]

  2. True to form, this mad group set out to do something truly silly and prove the brilliance of early man The book blends history and adventure well and is worth a read.

  3. Heyerdahl is ambitious, I ll grant him that His naivete can be refreshing, but often it s frustrating He expects cultures to remain essentially stagnant, and he is surprised that motorized boats have displaced reed sailboats Oh the horror He even seems somewhat shocked that the people he encounters have so willingly given up the traditional way of life in favor of modernity and progress.He s somewhat paternalistic in how he views non European cultures, and takes for granted that, obviously, eve [...]

  4. 3.5 stars Like The Kon Tiki, this book has Heyerdahl seeking to prove his theory correct by gathering a team to build a ship and do it themselves In the case of Kon Tiki, they attempted to sail from Peru to Fiji on a balsa wood raft For Tigris, his team built a ship of reeds and tried sailing from the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers out to the Indian Ocean, heading west to Ethiopia I won t spoil the book by telling you whether or not they succeeded, but I will say that this had adve [...]

  5. We tend to forget that ancient civilizations flourished, had some amazing technological prowess and traveled and traded widely Heyerdahl s Tigris Expedition not only shows that it was possible but takes the reader to some of the key sites of international trade thousands of years ago Reed vessels were a common form of ocean travel see Isaiah 18 1,2 Ah, land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends ambassadors by the sea, in vessels of papyrus on the waters Full of remarka [...]

  6. If you liked Kon Tiki, you will like this If you didn t like Kon Tiki, you didn t read it This is a great hrdcover version with lots of great color pictures Thjor Heyerdahl comes through as a bit of a 70 s pc Euroweiner though.

  7. Great adventure about the sea travel with a boat made of reed One of the great stories of Thor Heyerdahl Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in his ears a greeting of my water dragons hunters.

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