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Orongo ceremonial village Chile
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Orongo ceremonial village

Set at the top of Rano Kau volcano, Orongo ceremonial village has about fifty basalt houses of elliptic shape. This is where the man-bird competition took place (tangata manu). This sacred character is carved on many stones; it has a human body and a thick bird bill. Other figures represent MakeMake, the Pascuan people's supreme God, with a distinctly stylised a face with round eyes, thick eyebrows and marked with a vertical line for the nose.

Orongo ceremonial village

Orongo ceremonial village , Chile
Orongo ceremonial village © Easyvoyage.com
Orongo ceremonial village , Chile
Orongo ceremonial village © Easyvoyage.com
Orongo ceremonial village , Chile
Orongo ceremonial village © Easyvoyage.com
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