Photograph of locals with standing stone from the ahu or altar at Marae Rauhuru with carved petroglyphs of 3 turtles and geometric shapes, in the Fare Pote'e Museum 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. 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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Photograph of locals with standing stone from the ahu or altar at Marae Rauhuru with carved petroglyphs of 3 turtles and geometric shapes, in the Fare Pote'e Museum 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. Maeva is thought to be an abandoned royal settlement, with many megalithic structures including marae, houses, agricultural structures, stone fish traps and fortification...
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