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World Heritage Site . Beheaded Moai On Its Ahu . The Moai Were Carved With Primi ...

World Heritage Site . Beheaded Moai On Its Ahu . The Moai Were Carved With Primi ...

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File name: Moai_4_Beheaded.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia

Description: World Heritage Site . Beheaded Moai on its Ahu . The Moai were carved with primitive tools between the 11th and 17th centuries AD in an incredible burst of creative activity which for some unknown reason came to a halt around 1680 . A devastating ecological scenario resulted in overpopulation , food shortages , & ultimate collapse of Rapa Nui society through inter tribal wars , led to the destruction of the sites .

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