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Thor Heyerdahl

Larvik, Norway 1914 - Colla Micheri, Italy 2002
Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany, and geography
(Wikipedia)
Vicky Penfold
Fundición Esculturas Bronzo (La Laguna - Tenerife)
2008

Güímar /  Thor Heyerdahl   Güímar /  Thor Heyerdahl

Description

Bust of Thor Heyerdahl near the "Pirámides de Güímar".
Heyerdahl believed "in a possible relationship between the existence of the pyramids [of Güímar] and the pre Hispanic civilisation on Tenerife". Most of the scholars however assume that "the pyramids were built in the 19th century with the acknowledgement that they are not simply piles of stones."

Inside the museum is a head of Heyderdahl and a replica of the Ra II.

Inscription(s)

olav kåre watnøy
y el centro de iniciativas y turismo
donan este busto
a la ciudad de güímar
en homenaje a
THOR HEYERDAHL
(6/10/1914 - 18/04/2002)
escultora: vicki penfold       fundición: bronzo
Olav Kåre Watnøy
and the Centre for Initiatives and Tourism
donated this bust
to the city of Güímar
in honor of
THOR HEYERDAHL
(6/10/1914 - 18/04/2002)
Sculptor: Vicki Penfold, Foundry: Bronzo

Signature

Vicki Penfold 2008

Güímar - Thor Heyerdahl

Sculptor

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Location (N 28°19'12" - W 16°24'48")

Item Code: esca547; Photograph: 31 January 2020
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