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Daily Travel Photo – Easter Island

Maoi on Easter Island

Maoi on Easter Island

This is Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. This ahu (the name of the platform of the maoi, or statues) was rebuilt by a Japanese television crew in 1992. All of the ahu on Easter Island had been toppled by the start of the 20th Century. All the photos you see of standing maoi were either reconstructed in the last 50 years or were never taken out of the quarry.

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