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Ahu Tongariki  
   

Ahu Tongariki

The Ahu (platform) of the 15 Tongariki that were toppled during the Civil War between the long ears and the short ears. The Japanese government paid for the reconstruction of the Ahu.
We're Hangin' With the Big Boys in Easter Island

October 28th 2005
EASTER ISLAND IS AMAZING!!!!! We have had the most incredible day. Our tour took us to all the major sites of the "Big Boy" statues. According to our guide an unfinished statue is a "moai" and a finished statue is a "Ahu Tongariki". We have seen lots of both. Some of the statues were standing on the platforms (ahus) and some have been toppled in the Civil Wars of the past, between the Long ... read more
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