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Does the Kon-Tiki Voyage Confirm the Book of Mormon?
|Title||Does the Kon-Tiki Voyage Confirm the Book of Mormon?|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1951|
|Authors||Widtsoe, John A.|
|Date Published||May 1951|
|Keywords||External Evidence; Sailing; Seafaring; Transoceanic Contact; Transoceanic Voyage|
Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian explorer, successfully accomplished a 4000-mile sea voyage from the coast of Peru to the Tuamotu Islands across the Pacific. The balsa raft named Kon-Tiki sailed only by wind and ocean currents. The author argues that the Kon-Tiki voyage clearly demonstrates that such voyages could certainly have been made, similar to the claims made in the Book of Mormon.
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