Marae Vaiotaha, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, on the banks of Lake Fauna Nui or Maeva Lake, 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. This marae is linked to the Fare-Tou chiefdom and was used for worshipping ancestors and gods, and offerings were made here. They are thought to date from 13th - 15th centuries. Maeva is thought to be an abandoned royal settlement, with many megalithic structures including marae, houses, agricultural structures, stone fish traps and fortification walls. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Marae Vaiotaha, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, on the banks of Lake Fauna Nui or Maeva Lake, 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. This marae is linked to the Fare-Tou chiefdom and was used for worshipping ancestors and gods, and offerings were made here. They are thought...
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