Arqueological Interests


Ahu

Ahu


Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Ahu were ceremonial platforms made of stone. There are a lot of  Ahus around the whole island, surrounded by Moais of all sizes and positions, some of the are standing, some of them are laying down. Maybe the most impresive one is Ahu Tongariki, located on the East side of Easter Island, just in front of Rano Raraku, but all of them have something to atract you. You can rent a car at Hanga Roa and start your tour going North-East and...

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Orongo

Orongo


Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Orongo is a ceremonial village comprised by 54 houses, related to Make Make cult and the tangata -manu competition. Orongo village was used a few weeks during the year only at the beginning of spring. Here developed a unique kind of dwellings based on stone slabs, although their design clearly evokes that of hare-vaka (boat houses), common in the rest of the island. Orongo is also the main rock art site of Rapa Nui with thousands of...

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