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Easter Island

(2010)

  Easter Island is an isolated island in the South Pacific island, which belongs politically to Chile. The island is known mainly because of the monumental stone sculptures called moai.

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Rano Raraku was the quarry where all of the moai
were carved and transported from here.
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On the slopes of the volcano Rano Raraku there
are over 300 statues in various sizes and
various stages of completion.
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Rano Raraku.
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A moai in the evening sun.
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An incomplete moai in the quarry.
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Ahu (ceremonial and burial site) with
reconstructed moai.
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Ahu Tahai at sunset.
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Ahu Tongariki is the largest ahu on the island
with 15 up to 9m high moai.
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Formerly had all moai "pukao" on their heads.
Presumably it reflect a male hairstyle.
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Moai represent probably important
chiefs and ancestors.
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Anakena Beach.
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Ahu Nau Nau.
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Puna Pau is the quarry where the headdresses
 (pukao) were carved out of red scoria.
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Ahu Akivi is the only ahu erected inland and
which statues look out to sea.
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On the edge of the extinct volcano crater
Rano Kau.
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Easter Island is ideal for horse riding.




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