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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Poignant, 21 Jan 2004
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Like Heyerdahl's other books, this one challenges the Eurocentric view of ocean travel and international trade. It charts the Heyerdahl's journey on a replica reed boat from the birthplace of man (near current day Iraq), across the ocean to Pakistan and back into the Gulf, where the fantastic ship came to a poignant end. It shows how the archeological evidence can link countries who are across oceans, illustrating that international trade is not a recent phenomenon, started by European empire builders, but an active part of the ancient world.
Heyerdahl's dramatic way of illustrating his theory, I feel, does prove something that mere words do not. Reading books like this one can make you seriously challenge the way you have been taught history. Among other things, what the Tigris Expedition shows is how much the human race is indebted to the ancient world around present day Iraq, and Pakistan, and other countries in the Middle East.
It is an exciting book, for anyone who enjoys reading about sailing, or history, or migration, or globalisation, or peace, or adventure, or challenging the status quo.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service for an out of print book, 6 April 2011
This review is from: The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings (Hardcover)
I met Thor Heyadahl when Tigris came into Muscat and was able to help him. I want my Grandsons to know what Thor did and also Grandfather!
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The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings by Thor Heyerdahl (Hardcover - 12 Jun 1980)
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