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jan 1, 1300 - 214 Moai on Platform

Description:

1100-1600 CE
Volcanic tuff figures on basalt platform
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
carved to commemorate ancestors; the backs are facing the sea so that they could keep watch over the island; represents power; many scholars believe lineage chiefs of their sons erected the moai and sculptures depict ancestral chiefs; Easter Islanders believed they had the ability to accommodate spirits or gods; statues mediate between chiefs and gods along with between the natural and cosmic worlds; burial; sacred

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Date:

jan 1, 1300
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~ 719 years ago

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