20 Likes

Ahu Tongariki (Middle Front)
Rapa Nui - Easter Island

This is  Ahu Tongariki, the largest Ahu on Rapa Nui. Its Moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the Ahu was swept inland by a tidal wave. It has since been restored and has 15 Moai including an 86 tonne moai that was the heaviest ever erected on the island.

Copyright: Gregory Panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11662x5831
Uploaded: 03/03/2009
Atualizado: 09/06/2014
Visitas:

...


Tags: ahu tongariki; moai; ahu; rapanui; rapa nui
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (Front Center)
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
luis davilla
Ahu Tongariki in Easter Island
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Ahu Tongariki (Wiew from Front Right)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Front Right)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki Moai (Front Left)
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (View from back)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Again)
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (The Lonely Moai)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Fallen Moai)
luis davilla
palau de la musica. barcelona
Willy Kaemena
Girona Cathedral
Malinnikov Ruslan
MALAYSIA - Batu Caves inside 1
André Stiebitz
Orangerie park Sanssouci Potsdam
Jeffrey Martin
Dresden Hofbahnhof (Main Station) at Sunrise - 3
luis davilla
la pedrera or mila house. barcelona
Tanja Barnes
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Las Vegas
André Stiebitz
Glienickerbruecke360 2
Tanja Barnes
The Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas, Nevada
luis davilla
barcelona from hotel arts
Amin Abedini
Top of Gheysariye Bazar, Lar, Fars
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Feestaardvarken
Gregory Panayotou
Saint-Joseph's Cathedrale
Gregory Panayotou
Arue Cimetery Pt.3
Gregory Panayotou
Orongo Village Again
Gregory Panayotou
La Villa Blanche : The BathRoom
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 05 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 10 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Les 3 Cascades
Gregory Panayotou
Anakena Beach (Cloudy Version)
Gregory Panayotou
Tieti Beach
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Hahave with Horses
Gregory Panayotou
Amed Beach By Night
Gregory Panayotou
La Depeche de Tahiti - Print Factory
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.