Friday, January 05, 2007

Rapa Nui "archaeological theme park?"

Easter Islanders wonder how many statues are enough
By Larry Rohter
International Herald Tribune
Published: January 4, 2007

RANU RARAKU, Easter Island: As remnants of a vanished culture and a lure to tourists, the mysterious giant statues that stand as mute sentinels along the rocky coast here are the greatest treasure of this remote island. For local people, though, they also present a problem: What should be done about the hundreds of other stone icons, many of them damaged or still embedded in the ground, that are scattered around the island?

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