Easter Island Day 15 143 Ana Te Pora Cave
The fifteenth day of my trip to Peru and Easter Island.
Next I came across Ana Te Pora, another cave system and this one was huge inside with a big roomy arch, it was used as both a shelter and ceremonial place in ancient times. When I was exploring the outside of the cave system looking for more holes in the ground it began to rain heavily again so I went back to the car to take shelter.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile annexed in 1888, Easter Island is widely famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site (as determined by UNESCO) with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park. In recent times the island has served as a cautionary tale about the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Ethnographers and archaeologists now argue that the introduction of diseases carried by European colonizers and the slave raiding that devastated the population in the 1800s had a much greater social than environmental impact.
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