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Everybody knows that Christopher
Columbus discovered America.
However, America 1________________
after Amerigo Vespucci who explored the eastern coast of South
Was he really the first to reach
the continent? The great Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdal 2________________
it wasn’t true.
He believed that ancient people
were able to build boats that 3________________ cross oceans.
To test his ideas, Heyerdal
decided to build a copy of the reed boats, which 4________________ in
ancient Egyptian paintings and sail across the Atlantic.
On May 25, 1969 the boat called Ra
left a port in Morocco and
headed across the 5________________ part of the Atlantic.
Before reaching Barbados, Ra 6________________
but all the members of the expedition survived and wanted to try again.
So, on May 17, 1970 Ra II
successfully crossed the Atlantic, 7________________ that ancient
civilizations had enough skill to reach America
long before Columbus.