Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Raiatea departure point for initial migration to Rapanui

A Drop in the Ocean
When it comes to tropical getaways The islands of French Polynesia are in a league of their own
Miriam Cain
Yacht Vacations & Charters
Mar. 26, 2007 08:00 PM

Lying in the same lagoon as Taha’a, Raiatea is home to French Polynesia’s most sacred temple, dedicated to Oro, the god of war and once the site of human sacrifices. It was from here that Polynesians departed in dug-out canoes to discover faraway islands such as Hawaii, Easter Island and New Zealand.

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