The Tigris ExpeditionPosted: February 27, 2011
This is one of the many books by the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. This book is an account of his endeavour to build and sail a reed boat in order to demonstrate that trade and migration could have linked Mesopotamia with the Indus Valley civilisation. This ship, the Tigris, was built in Iraq and sailed down into the Persian Gulf, and finally into the Red Sea, where it was purposefully burnt in protest of the wars raging on either side of the Red Sea. ISBN 978-0006545316.