Marae Manunu, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, 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. Tane, the god of war and fish, was worshipped on this 2-platformed marae, and it contains the tomb of Raiti, the last high priest of Maeva, who died in 1915. 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 Manunu, a stone courtyard with platform and standing stones, 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. Tane, the god of war and fish, was worshipped on this 2-platformed marae, and it contains the tomb of Raiti, the last high priest of Maeva, who died in 1915. The marae are thought to date...
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