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Hanga Tetenga
Rapa Nui - Ile de Pâques
Copyright: Gregory Panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11628x5814
Chargée: 22/03/2009
Mis à jour: 09/06/2014
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Tags: moai; ceremonial center; rapa nui; easter island; hanga te tenga; hanga tetenga
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Hanga Tetenga (Side)
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Broken Moai from Ahu Tetenga
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Ahu Runga Va'E
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Lonely Moai (recto)
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Lonely Moai (verso)
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Ahu One Makihi (Back Again)
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One Makihi (Seen from Back)
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Ahu Ura Uranga Te Mahina
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Ahu Akahanga
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Ahu One Makihi
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Akahanga Moai Alone Verso
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Akahanga Moai alone recto
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V lklinger h tte auf der gichtb hne bei hochofen 1
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Audubon-Paiute saddle
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Fountain at Clarke Quay
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V lklinger h tte stampf und ausdr ckmaschine
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Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 20——South peak height “Landing Wild Geese Peak” 2160 M
Ackermann Ralf
Røldal Stabkirche Portal 2012
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Rotunda, Texas Capitol
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Against Brainwashing(抗議洗腦課程.4), HK Government Headquarter
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On the way to Pizzo Stella (2900 msl)
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Black Tide Flooded Government Headquarters(黑潮淹沒政府總部.2)
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Die hoch fen der v lklinger h tte
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Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 19—— the Pine cypress peak of South peak top
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Bali Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Fields
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Anse Vata Beach
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FuLL MooNRiSe ...!
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Oyster Island at Low Tide
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Anakena Beach (Cloudy Version)
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En Face Prambanan
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Ilôt Maître - Morning Beach After The Rain
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Ahu One Makihi
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Find Nirvana at Borobudur
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Poor Lonely Beach
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Lotus Restaurant Deck
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Taharaa Point
More About Rapa Nui - Ile de Pâques

Rapa Nui is the most remote inhabited island on earth. You may recognize this place by its common title "Easter Island". The island pokes out of the ocean with one hundred fifty square miles of area, but this is only the tip of a giant extinct volcano rising ten thousand feet from the ocean floor.Easter Island got its Christian name on Easter Sunday in 1722, the day that Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed there. He found the natives in a primitive society engaged in constant war with each other, resorting to cannibalism at times of no other food being available. He was followed in 1770 by a Spanish captain who claimed the island for Spain, in 1774 by Captain Cook of England and in 1786 by a French admiral. The general lack of water, wood and food left them equally uninterested in using Easter Island as a place to resupply their ships.The mysteries of Rapa Nui are these -- how did people get here in the first place, how did they MAKE these gigantic statues, and then how a civilization could have degraded from such a cultural and artistic peak, backwards to a state of poverty and starvation?The standard tale of the people on Easter Island is that overpopulation and poor resource management led them to their own extinction. It's commonly used as a warning to the entire globe, telling all humans not to make the same mistakes on a planetary scale.Another version of the story might include the European introduction of smallpox, venereal disease, slavery and oppressive government as a warning to the entire globe, telling all humans not to make the same mistakes on a planetary scale.In any case, take another look at these images and be happy you have such a nice home planet to live on.Text by Steve Smith.