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Ahu Tongariki

April 20th 2007, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) , Pacific Ocean


Ahu Tongariki is the largest Ahu on Rapa Nui/Easter Island. Its Moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the Ahu was swept inland by a tidal wave. It has since been restored and has 15 Moai including an 86 tonne moai that is the heaviest ever erected on the island. Ahu Tongariki is close to Rano Raraku and Poike in the Rapa Nui National Park.

Ahu Tongariki was the main centre and capital of the Hotu Iti the eastern confederation of the Rapanui.


You can see more photos from our Chile trip HERE.

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Uploaded on June 12, 2008