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Panorama's in de omgeving van Rapa Nui - Easter Island

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A: Tahai In The Morning : Ahu Vai Uri

door Gregory Panayotou, 30 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nu. Tahai comprises three principal ah...

Tahai In The Morning : Ahu Vai Uri

B: Ahu Tahai

door Gregory Panayotou, 30 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nu. Tahai comprises three principal ah...

Ahu Tahai

C: Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset

door Gregory Panayotou, 30 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Tahai comprises t...

Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset

D: Tahai : In The Middle

door Gregory Panayotou, 60 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nui. Tahai comprises three principal a...

Tahai : In The Middle

E: Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Tahai

door Gregory Panayotou, 60 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nui . Restored in 1974 by the late Dr....

Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Tahai

F: Tahai Hanga Kio E At Sunrise With Rapa Nui Women

door Gregory Panayotou, 60 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nui. Restored in 1974 by the late Dr. ...

Tahai Hanga Kio E At Sunrise With Rapa Nui Women

G: Tahai At Sunrise : Ahu Ko Te Riku

door Gregory Panayotou, 70 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site restored in 1974. Tahai comprises three princi...

Tahai At Sunrise : Ahu Ko Te Riku

H: Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Ko Te Riku

door Gregory Panayotou, 120 hier vandaan

The Tahai Ceremonial Complex is an archaeological site on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in Chilean Polynes...

Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Ko Te Riku

I: Hanga Kio E

door Gregory Panayotou, 490 hier vandaan

Hanga Kio E

J: Hanga Kio'E - Up The Cliff

door Gregory Panayotou, 490 hier vandaan

Hanga Kio'E - Up The Cliff

Dit panorama is genomen in Rapa Nui - Easter Island

Dit is een overzicht van 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.

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