Rapa Nui traditional dwellings

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Rapa Nui traditional dwellings Easter Island Reviews

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Rapa Nui traditional dwellings Nov 09, 2013
Rapa Nui traditional dwellings are scattered in the area in the form of ruins and reminisces. The most recent dwellings are in the form of the stone platforms and partials buildings in the caves that surround Hanga Roa. Local people were forced to live that way during the dark period of Rapa Nui history when island was rented to the sheep company that treated locals as no humans. You can also observe “reverse boat” structures in the form of the boat shape buildings that had walls made of branches meeting in the middle of the roof, therefore looking like reverse boat. Another kind of building were round stone buildings with very small entrances made for clans in Orongo and around Hanga Roa. Those entrances are super small and this structure looks like it is made totally of stone.
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