Easter Island Travel Guide

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Ahu Akivi

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 01/20/2011

Fodor's Review

These seven stoic moai—believed by some to represent explorers sent on a reconnaissance mission by King Hotu Matu'a—are among the few that gaze out to sea, though researchers say they face a ceremonial site. Others say the oral history of the explorers has morphed into stories about the moai, and that there isn't an actual connection between statues and explorers. Archaeologists William Mulloy and Gonzalo Figueroa restored the moai in 1960.

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Past Puna Pau on road branching north from paved road to Playa Anakena, Easter Island, Valparaíso, 2770000, Chile

Published 01/20/2011

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