Living TRAVEL - CHILE - EASTER ISLAND

Rano Kao Crater and the Birdman culture at Orongo
 


Rano Kao crater
 

The three islands off Orongo associated with the Birdman culture (Tangata manu), practised until the 1860s
 

Stone houses with sod roofs were the habitation of the "bird-men"
 

 

The location of the Birdman petroglyphs at Orongo is the most important of the 1000 petroglyph sites on the island
 

Details of some of the petroglyphs at Orongo - and below
 

 

 

House entrances can also be seen in the above two images


Moai Statues on Easter Island
 

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