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Marae Tefano, with its ahu or altar of standing stones and a giant banyan tree, at Haapiti, at the archaeological site at Maeva village, on Huahine-Nui on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. The marae consists of a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, used as a ceremonial and religious site. These sites were home to the royal chieftains encountered by James Cook and were abandoned c. 1800. Maeva is thought to be an...
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