The platform (Ahu), which is present at all Moai sites, was thought to be the place where the Rapa Nui would place the deceased bodies of loved ones, to honour them and to dry them in the sun and salty air.
Help, I've fallen... and I can't get up! May 14th 2015 Iorana! (Rapa Nui for Hello)
Off we flew to one of the most remote islands on the planet...Isla Pascua (Easter Island). And we were hosted by the lovely town of Hanga Roa.
Far flung Easter Island sits about 3700 km from its Motherland in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - it is one of the most isolated inhabited places on Earth.
They say that timing is everything. We arrived on the island ... read more
South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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