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Fascinating - Easter Island

One of the most famous moai buried on the outer slopes of the volcano Rano Raraku - Easter Island, Chile

 

The mystery Easter Island - Rapa Nui, the Polynesian name - is a small volcanic island in the South Pacific Ocean and one of the most isolated places on earth.

Easter Island bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. From the 10th to the 16th century, a society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300, built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai , which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.

 

Volcano Rano Raraku is the great quarry where virtually all moai statues were made.

Most of the 900 moai in the island come from the slopes of the Rano Raraku volcano. Today, the visitors who walk through the external and internal slopes of the Rano Raraku can contemplate several tens of these impressive statues, most of them with their body buried.

 

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Taken on April 24, 2012