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The birdman and his islands | by Matito
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The birdman and his islands

The cult of the birdman arose on Easter Island sometime after the moai fell out of popularity. From this point young men vying to be the birdman for the year climbed down to the sea and swam to those distant islands to search for an egg. Whoever brought it back first was elected.

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Taken on April 24, 2005