Marae Pae Pae Ofata, a stone courtyard with platform for making offerings and standing stones in an ahu or altar, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, 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 is also a strategic lookout point on the island for people coming from Tahiti or Mo'orea. 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 Pae Pae Ofata, a stone courtyard with platform for making offerings and standing stones in an ahu or altar, built by a Polynesian civilisation and used as a ceremonial and religious site, 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 is also a strategic lookout point on the island for people coming from Tahiti or Mo'orea. Maeva is thought to be an abandoned royal...
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