Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rapanui divided over future of moai

Easter Island divided over future restoration of historic stone statues
Scotland on Sunday
Last updated: 14-Jan-07 00:06 GMT

AS REMNANTS of a vanished culture and a lure to tourists, the mysterious giant statues along its rocky coast are Easter Island's greatest treasure.

For local people, though, they also present a problem: what should be done about the hundreds of other stone icons scattered around the island, many of them damaged or still embedded in the ground?

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