Marae Fare Roi, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, and in the distance, Fare Pote'e, a reconstruction of a round communal dwelling, built on stilts with a thatched roof, 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 a Tupuna marae or family shrine of the mata'eina'a chiefdom, and is thought to have housed a representation of a god. The marae are thought to date from 13th - 15th centuries. The Fare Pote'e has been used as a house, meeting room, church, school and museum and has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 2000-01 by the Opu Nui Association. 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 Fare Roi, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, and in the distance, Fare Pote'e, a reconstruction of a round communal dwelling, built on stilts with a thatched roof, 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 a Tupuna...
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