Aku-Aku Eclipse

Easter Island

July 11th, 2010

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Four-Handed Moai

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2010-07-12 23:06 UTC Click images for enlargements.

This moai, the only one known to have four hands, is on a platform on private land which we arranged to visit. The arms come down at the sides and the hands are carved into the front. Well, you can see three, anyway; the bottom hand on the left is pretty much obscured by the white material.

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2010-07-12 23:06 UTC

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The moai had been toppled and repaired with lighter-toned concrete. The pattern on the back of the moai is believed to represent tattoos.

by John Walker
July 20th, 2010
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