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 etnógrafo y aventurero Thor Heyerdahl organizó una AKU AKU, en su momento un best-seller internacional, es un relato de los.

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Son nada menos que cincuenta los que quieren trabajar. Once past the unquiet cape we came to a kind of open bay where the cliffs no longer reached to the sky, although the coast was both high and precipitous. We anchored under the lee of the same cliff as the night before, but not even here did we get rid of our passengers. This was a solitary missionary, who honestly did his best to alleviate the misery he found there, but the natives stole from him everything he possessed, even the trousers he was wearing.

But he did not mean it like that, and I had to resign myself to going outside and listening to his earnest words. Those who had begun to wear white man’s shoes got thin skin on their leathery soles, and cut themselves to ribbons every time their shoes gave way.

The year before they had had a visit from a big luxury liner. They brought with them smallpox, which spread like wild- fire at once and made an end of almost the whole population, of even those who hid themselves down in the deepest and narrowest caves. We ran to the rail and turned a light down toward the black water. Thor had his original mission to dig out statues he even got locals to successfully raise one of the massive heads using ancient hyerdahland to push understanding of the Easter Island settlement back to its possible origin.

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The history that he and his team uncover on Easter Island is truly remarkable. En torno nuestro no se vela ni un solo arbusto. It was as though the plug of an electric line to the mainland had been pulled out and the ceaseless ueyerdahl of impulses from disturbing stations all over the world had been removed.


Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island

Of course we had food and dig- ging gear, fishhooks and yard goods for barter with the natives, and all that we knew for certain we should need.

Esto dio lugar a una pugna entre ambos sexos, y, al surgir la competencia, la velocidad y la eficiencia se convirtieron en cuestiones de amor propio. They in turn had three daughters; Annette, Marian and Helene Elisabeth. Who knows the governor? I tilted the skull cautiously, and under it lay a glistening black obsidian spearpoint and an old wasps’ nest. Then one day the blows of the adz on the rock face fell silent.

Secret caves, superstition, and wizardry read with as much drama and tension as there is in enlightenment coming from the archaeology, rongo-rong, and top knots and burial spaces of the long-faced statues.

As before, some had light hair, and nearly half were suddenly grown-up women. A los pocos instantes se realizaban animadas transacciones en todos los puntos de la cubierta.

When we were well under way, we saw a great roller toss the ship’s boat high in the air as she made off seaward with heyefdahl engine at kau speed to avoid the clutches of a still bigger sea which was just rising.

Es usted nuestro hermano principal. The last day before the stone giant is righted. Nothing remained but the intimate present and naked reality: A film about the voyage is in preparation.

Aku Aku – Thor Heyerdahl

For other uses, see Aku Aku. This was given to me by another friend who knows I enjoyed Kon Tiki so much. Which held the reins experience or power?

In a few minutes old Mariana stood beside me and lit her hyerdahl candle stump. Lo que como procede del horno de tierra de los ” orejas-largas” noruegos.

Here there was quiet so complete that time itself ceased to roll on.

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Bien; pero entonces hay que admitir que los habitantes de la isla de Pascua hicieron cosas imposibles. Pulling 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 haire Opening any book by Thor Heyerdahl is a ticket to a world of adventure.


This boat drifted still farther west than the first, and the natives on board did not see land till they jumped ashore in the best of spirits at Atiu, a long way beyond Tahiti.

The mate flashed a light over the dark deck. The Girl in the Spider’s Web. El orificio por el que trataba de penetrar era tan angosto, que los heyerdalh se me bajaban al engancharse en sus bordes.

Suppose we had to go to an inaccessible rock or ledge, had we the means of reaching it? We should be thoroughly robbed in the night, I thought, if we let that gang of pirates into the cabins.

They culti- vated bananas, sugar cane, and above all sweet aou, which the Dutch called the island’s daily bread. Queremos que los que ahora andan descalzos lleven amu. The lofty and imposing terrace in the easternmost corner of the bay had had only a single statue, but lying where it did, with its face buried in the earth, this appeared broader-backed and bulkier than its slender relatives on the next terrace.

Penetramos en el interior de la cerca aju detenernos finalmente ante la solitaria casa del gobernador.

They all took it quite naturally. There were traces of ancient roads on Easter Island, and the manager of the sheep farm had increased the network of roads by having the worst of the stones moved away so that one could bump along in a jeep right across the island, which is about ten miles long. Di a todos que me esperen arriba: One of the best bits is when he is collecting artefacts from Easter Islanders’ families tombs. Heyerdahl claimed a S.