Sunset over the archaeological site at Maeva village, seen from the 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, on Huahine-Nui on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. 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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Sunset over the archaeological site at Maeva village, seen from the 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, on Huahine-Nui on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. 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....
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