"Rano Raraku - the Birthplace of the Moai" Easter Island Things to Do Tip by krissyM

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The volcano of Rano Raraku is referred to as "the nusery". It is here you can see the Moai is all stages of completion. All together, there are approxamately 320 finished and unfinshed Moai in the quarry.

Moai on the south side are erect and buried up to their shoulders in the earth. It was at this stage that the facial features were carved.

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  • Written Jul 20, 2008
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