I received this beautiful postcard last week from Monica who is currently residing in Chile. The card shows UNESCO world heritage site Rapa Nui National Park.
Moai or monolithic human figures carved on the rock are found throughout the Rapa Nui Park. The statues were carved by the Polynesian colonizers of the island, mostly between circa 1250 CE and 1500 CE. In addition to representing deceased ancestors, the moai, once they were erected on ahu, may also have been regarded as the embodiment of powerful living or former chiefs and important lineage status symbols.
For the avid postcard collectors, I am also inviting you to join my Vatican City and Venice postcards giveaway here.
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