In the foreground is an horizontal maoi statue. It is believed that it was abandoned where it sits while it was in transport to a platform (ahu). In the background is Rano Raraku. This volcanic crater is where almost all the maoi of the island were quarried. The stone in the crater is a lighter tuff than the basalt found on most of the island. Most intact maoi are found in the quarry.
Daily Travel Photo – Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
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