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Moonrise over the fifteen colossal stone statues or moais of Tongariki. The moais stand on their platform or ahu on the eastern coast of the island at the foot of the Poike Peninsula. Ahu Tongariki is the largest platform on the island at over 200m in length and has the most maois. Some are 10 metres tall. The vast majority of Easter Island's 800+ moais were chiselled out of the volanic tuff on the side of Rano Raraku between 700-1500AD
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