Aku-Aku, the Secret of Easter Island describes Thor Heyerdahl’s research at Rano Raraku & Anakena on their many giant stone statues. The book & later film . Results 1 – 30 of 60 AKU-AKU – The Secret of Easter Island by heyerdahl, thor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. En el conocido etn√≥grafo y aventurero Thor Heyerdahl organiz√≥ una AKU AKU, en su momento un best-seller internacional, es un relato de los.

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Easter Island belongs to Chile. On some of the islands the natives were Protes- tants, on others Catholics or Mormons; it all depended on what mission- ary had come to the place first and built a church. Between pages 1 Lazarus and I before the giant the long-ears raised. The current took them, and Easter Island fell from view. But for the sand dunes on the shore and the sheep’s dung among the stones, it looked as if the ground, dry and grudging, had lain there unchanged from Hotu Matua’s day.

Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island

We bumped off across country on a zigzag course till we came to some ruts farther inland, which led us down to the village. He argued that as well as being settled by Polynesians, Easter Island was settled by people from Peru, an area described neyerdahl “more culturally developed”.

Esta vez llevaba consigo los dos rollos de tela para dejarlos en la caverna. We should have to enlist native labor, for one or two of the projects we had in mind required more men than we ourselves could muster. Back I the days when libraries were the only source of getting information, I found a ragged and abused copy of this thorr in my high school’s library.

En torno nuestro no se vela ni un solo arbusto. How these hdyerdahl were set up was a mystery to the Spaniards, and they even doubted whether they could have been made on this island. But it would have been no pleasure either to him or to the native inhabitants of the island if we had arrived just at dusk, at a place where a call from any ship is one of the greatest heyegdahl of the year.


There, too, I had heard for the first time old Tei Tetua’s stories of the man-god Tiki.

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If the uppermost one was constructed by Hotu Matua, the traditional discoverer of the island, who had been here be- fore and cooked his food in just the same way? Di a todos que me esperen arriba: The shaft always had smooth walls, often of skillfully cut blocks.

There ghor have been some occasional contacts with South America, but nothing more than that. From the scraps of information thus obtained, the English- men got the impression that the statues were not regarded as ordinary images of the gods, but as monuments to earlier arifos, memorials of deceased persons of holy and royal birth.

The climax of the service was the singing.

It tends to focus on the natives currently living on the island more than those who created the statues the island is famous for. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From the Galapagos the same fierce ocean current rolls on un- heeyerdahl, swifter than the Amazon and a hundred times as wide, till, only a few weeks later, it rolls its watery masses in among the South Sea Islands. Our first Sunday came. That can only happen when the immense South Pacific is swung up so that America and Asia disappear together with Europe onto the back half of the globe.

Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island by Thor Heyerdahl

The solid rock walls seem to press more closely than ever round your head, and they cry, “Hands up, you’re a prisoner. At several times he fears being murdered and describes in detail the huge superstition of the Easter Islanders and their ruling class. En el centro de la pieza, sentada en el suelo, se vela una rolliza mujerona con un mapa extendido sobre sus piernas desnudas.

Little white-painted houses set in well-kept gardens, sometimes surrounded by solitary palms and scattered trees, and on the ridges there were even some fields planted with eucalyptus. Nosotros nos limitamos a escuchar, pues aquello nos interesaba sobremanera: Around us our native friends and all their lively vahines sat squeezed close together, following his every word, as enthralled by what they heard as children watching a cowboy film.

Heyerdaahl it all together with a personal narrative, the author gives the reader a fascinating picture of the history of migration of a mysterious race of tall fair skinned, red haired people who preceded the Incas in South America and moved on to Easter Island leaving behind incredible stone works in Peru and other parts of South America.


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I smiled, but accompanied him to a thin, pleasant-mannered man who looked more than anything like a pale Arab with a Hitler mus- tache. We could not desire much more.

Aku Aku – Thor Heyerdahl

Ambos estaban tan fatigados, que a duras penas pudieron trepar hasta el borde de acantilado por los veinte metros de cuerda y cargados con la figura. Other research workers and numerous circumnavigators have landed on Easter Island both earlier and later; their vessels have waited for a few days, or most heyrrdahl a few hours, and meanwhile heyerdah have collected legends and wood carvings from the poor population, or live creatures and plants from its equally poor terrain. Por pura casualidad pudo aferrarse a otro saliente con la mano izquierda.

One of the archaeologists died on the voyage, and while the Frenchman Metraux collected oral in- formation from the natives for a large-scale study of the island’s eth- nography, the Belgian Lavachery was more than fully occupied in examining thousands of rock carvings and other strange stone works which were to be seen everywhere on the treeless island.

All other traces of the missionaries were obliterated. It looked as if some of the swarm had spilled onto a narrow sloping promontory descending like a dragon’s crest to some black lava rocks in the foaming breakers, and there they were launching a boat. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

One day he notices he is being effectively put on trial by the witch doctor and his family. Thor Heyerdahl is an excellent story teller. Ed con una cabeza de piedra desenterrada en el antiguo observatorio solar de Orongo. Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he heyerdahk 4, miles 8, km by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands.