Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rapa Nui - CHILE - UNESCO #715

Today I've received my first postcards from Chile, a double swap with another UNESCO collector. This one is for me very special, showing the AHU KO-TE-RIKU , the protector of Eastern Island (another of my dream destinations since I first read about it many years ago). Thank you very much Hernan, this card is just amazing and thank you for choosing stamps about Rapa Nui. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
UNESCO #715 - AHU KO-TE-RIKU, Rapa Nui National Park - CHILE
Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai , which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.


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