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Inside Rano Raraku : The Open Air Museum
Rapa Nui - Easter Island
Copyright: Gregory Panayotou
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送信日: 30/03/2009
更新日: 09/06/2014
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Tags: rano raraku; moai; quarry; crater; volcano; world heritage; rapa nui; easter island; isla de pascua; inside rano raraku
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Inside Rano Raraku : Moai Land
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Inside Rano Raraku : The Moai Quarry
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Rano Raraku : On The Edge Of The Cratere
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 10 of 13)
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Inside Rano Raraku : The Top Of The Crater
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 09 of 13)
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Inside Rano Raraku : Approaching Moai Land
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 12 of 13)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 06 of 13)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 02 of 13)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 01 of 13)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 11 of 13)
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Olafur Eliasson’s Courtyard Stairway
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In the Bihar (Bihor) Mountains
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The Apocalypse Chapel
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Olafur Eliasson’s Courtyard Stairway
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Hanga Kio E
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Ahu Akivi
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Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Ko Te Riku
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Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset
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Inside Rano Raraku : The Open Air Museum
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Promenade among Jatiluwih's beautiful terraced rice fields
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The Venetian Plaza
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Papa Vaka
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Arriving at Pura Lempuyang
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Jalan Munduk : Between the lakes
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 05 of 13)
More About Rapa Nui - Easter Island

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.