1969 Photo Contest, Others, Individual awards

Leif Engberg

Dagens Nyheter

01 May, 1969

The papyrus boat 'Ra', based on ancient Egyptian drawings, sets sail from the old Phoenician seaport of Safi, Morocco. Norwegian adventurer and anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl attempted to prove that a similar boat could have survived the voyage across the Atlantic. The vessel broke apart a few weeks into the journey, but the following year, Heyerdahl managed to reach Barbados with 'Ra II'.

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Leif Engberg

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