Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Kon-Tiki expedition, the

     
Kon-Tiki expedition, the
a journey made in 1947 by the Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl, and five other people. They sailed a raft, called the Kon-Tiki, from Callao in Peru to Tuamoto Island in the South Pacific Ocean in order to show that the Polynesians had done this in earlier times and were therefore related to the Incas.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary