TQ 2010 Memory Book - The Moai of Rapa Nui - landonnoll

Partially buried Moai near the Rano Raraku quarry

A number of the Moai just outside of the Rano Raraku quarry are partially buried to their shoulders. These Moai are distinctive in that their eye sockets were not hollowed out to receive the coral eyes, nor do they have the Pukao topknot stones. These Moai were not cast down during the Huri Moai (statue toppling) of the island's civil wars.

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