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Kayaking at Nan Madol

Pohnpei, Micronesia.

 

Nan Madol is an ancient stone city built on 100 artificial islets off the southeast coast of the island. The ruins consist of immense basalt rock logs brought to the islands by raft to construct steps, paths and a temple.

 

Archaeologists and engineers are attempting to discover more about the race which constructed the island city. The stone fortress was built on a reef southwest of Temwen Island, by the rulers of Pohnpei around 500 AD until it was taken over by Isokelekel, the warrior who installed the present traditional system in the 1520s.

 

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Taken on February 12, 2013