Ahu Huri a Urenga

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The moai with two pairs of hands Nov 11, 2016
Ahu Huri a Urenga is one of about 25 inland ahu, with a solitary moai – another of those restored by William Mulloy (in 1976). It is striking for having two pairs of hands, as my close-up photo should show. Like Ahu Akivi, this is another with astronomical significance. The moai faces directly towards the point where the sun rises at the winter solstice (June 21st) and its platform is aligned with two nearby hills, Maunga Mataengo and Maunga Tararaina, as well as two other smaller ahu located nearby. Scientists have concluded that it acted as a solar observatory, marking the start of winter and signalling the culturally permitted times for different fishing and agricultural activities.

Mornings are best for photos of this moai and it stands right next to the road so is an easy one for anyone to access.
Ahu Huri a Urenga
Ahu Huri a Urenga
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