Rapa Nui Quiz

The image of those great stone moai with their backs to the vast Pacific
strikes some chord within us, recalls some ancient, creative urge.

European sailors visiting the island found that the natives could not explain the
construction and transport of the great moai megaliths, the largest of which exceeds
sixty feet in height.Nor could they decipher the rongo rongo tablets whose hieroglyphic
script appears to be a forgotten form of written language.

Today, Rapa Nui National Park protects most of the island's archaeological sites,
and the native todomiro forests that once graced the island are being replanted.

Posted by Hiroyuki Watanabe

World Heritage Index


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