Marae Orohaa, a ruined stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, with a pile of fishing nets, 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. The marae were used for worshipping ancestors and gods, and offerings were made here. The marae 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 Orohaa, a ruined stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, with a pile of fishing nets, 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. The marae were used for worshipping ancestors and gods, and offerings were made here. The marae are thought...
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