Become a powerful tribal chief and decide which valuable tribe members will next serve your village. The easter island museums current collection consists of about 15000 objects, most of which are stone tools such as toki. It comprises a member of cholo visceral and another of merci baboon. Hotu matua and his two canoe or one double hulled canoe colonising party were polynesians from the now unknown land of hiva. Manutara the sacred bird of rapa nui imagine easter island. A lesser known legend about why the rapa nui settlers left their original home. His party reported remarkable, tall, stone figures, a good 30 feet in height, the island.
About rapa nui for information and special considerations for creating rapa nui language entries. Regardless of all that, it is an amazing movie, especially since the majority of the actors are amateurs and citizen of rapa nui. Until his southerly travels were prevented by ice floes, he managed to make the latitude of 60 o. It is subtitled a concise guide to the history culture and individual archaeological sites of rapa nui and it i.
The ancient islanders blew the stone through one of the holes to emit a deep. Chile moves to protect easter island by limiting tourism news dw. Easter island is famous for its giant stone head statues, known as the moai. Or would you rather erect an impressive stone statue more valuable than anything else. Keremo helped us locate sites, determined place names for many of them. The island stands in isolation 1,200 miles 1,900 kilometres east of pitcairn island and 2,200 miles west of chile.
Easter island, despite its small size, has so much to offer that we have not been able. Was the first highest rank leader of easter island, he is believed to have brought his people on 2 boats more than 1. The island is known to its inhabitants as rapa nui. The rapa nui are the aboriginal polynesian inhabitants of easter island in the pacific ocean. This would fit the legend of the moai walking to their final locations. The idea of all without exceptions can be expressed by itinui iinstead of ananake kaoho tahi, tagata iti, tagata nui, vie iti, vie nui, poki iti, poki nui. The indispensable guidebook to the islands is a short book a companion to easter island by scottish enthusiast james grant peterkin. They are symbols of power to the rapa nui people because they represent each of their chiefs from around 680 a. It is suggested that the impressiveness of rapa nuis stone architecture is its conceptual coherence at the small scale as much as at the large scale. Easter island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early rapa nui people. Also known as aka it looks like we dont have any akas for this title yet. English and spanish easter island also known as rapa nui, is located in the south pacific and is one of the most. They been transmitted orally by the natives and collected by ancient visitants.
This adventurefilled epic speculates upon the original inhabitants of easter island who are best known for their mysterious moai, the huge stone heads that dot the island. Here and there, lying moai emerge from these accumu. Today the island bares few traces of the polynesian society. With jason scott lee, esai morales, sandrine holt, eru potaka dewes. Oct 24, 20 the remarkable nature of rapa nui easter island is so much more than its renowned colossal statues, known as moai.
The beautiful rapa nui language part 1 one hour translation. The arrival and extermination of the second immigration to rapa nui. Geologically one of the youngest inhabited territories on earth, easter island, located in the. Pdf the decline and fall of easter island and its alleged selfdestruction has become the. It is the easternmost outpost of the polynesian island world. Rapa nui terms organized by topic, such as family or chemistry. Rapa nui civilization flourished on easter island between 1250 and 1500. Mostly only the elders speak it well, even though almost everyone speak it at least to some extent. German archaeological investigations in ava ranga uka a. Now a part of chile, easter island is the most isolated, western point of the polynesian triangle of the south pacific. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. A shrine, place of worship, called marae in other parts of polynesia.
Jun 07, 2016 festpac 2016 guam rapa nui easter island duration. Finally, critical examination of the myths and legends shows that these texts. The easter island mystery is mainly due to its isolation. Many people are confused about what to read about easter island, so here are a few notes about books that i have found useful. It forms its own subgroup within that classification. There is considerable uncertainty about the accuracy of this legend as well as the date of settlement. Rapanui is a 1994 film directed by kevin reynolds and coproduced by kevin costner, who starred in reynoldss previous film, robin hood. Rapa nui biography rapa nui is a peruvian avantrock project very much akin to the standard of psychedelic progressive experimentation. Legends linked to rapa nui rock art in conjunction with the 1986 field season to document rock art on rapa nui, many legends concerning specific sites were collected. Sep 04, 2017 moai is the rapa nui name for the stone sculptures that are all over easter island more accurately known as rapa nui.
Examples of easter island stone sculptures photographs by r. Pdf the volcanic rocks of easter island chile and their use for. Rapa nui is an eastern polynesian language spoken on easter island. The remarkable nature of rapa nui easter island is so much more than its renowned colossal statues, known as moai. Quarry on easter island national geographic society. With his three ships, eagles, thienhoven and the african galley, the dutch admiral, jacob roggeveen 1659 1729, went in search of the southern continent in august 1721. Moai are the enormous easter island heads that have come to symbolize the ancient traditions of rapa nui, the native culture of easter island. Most are in the form of men, but archaeologists have found at least 10 with female features as well. These tours have been unfailingly interesting for us, and allowed us to meet many stimulating individuals who share our love of the island. This made the rapa nui culture and history have not been completely unraveled and made the easter island myths and legends very relevant. Situated in the south eastern pacific ocean around 4,000 kilometres from chile, south america its nearest inhabited neighbour is pitcairn island 2,075 to the west. Rapa nui easter islands stone worlds 97 characteristics, material culture and genetic analysis of mitochondrial dna of prehistoric skeletons hagelberg, 1995 all indi. R ano raraku, the quarry of the moai, covers 126,741 m2 31. Easter island is made up principally of three volcanoes.
Between roughly 1100 and 1650, rapa nui carvers created some 900 of these sculptures, nearly all of which are still in situ. Rapa nui language the ancestral language of easter island called rapa nui language is a remnant of ancient mystery. Father sebastian englert, a capuchin priest of german origin who lived on easter island for more than 30 years, studied its traditions and compiled the myths and legends that their inhabitants told him. Easter island is an island and special territory of chile in the southeastern pacific ocean, at the. Most of these statues were sculpted from volcanic stone and erected between the years 1100 and 1680 ad by the early inhabitants of this island. Rapa nui easter island osterinsel antiquariat kainbacher. The easternmost polynesian culture, the descendants of the original people of rapa nui easter island make up about 60% of the current rapa nui population and have a significant portion of their population residing in mainland chile. Easter island is famous for its stone statues of human figures, known as moai meaning statue. Plunge into a mysterious culture at the other end of the world rapa nui, easter island. The anthropological easter island museum the only museum on the island, is named after the priest sebastian englert, a german priest who came to the island in 1935 and spent the last 34 years of his life studying and disseminating the language, traditions and archaeological heritage of rapa nui. Oct 16, 2012 rapa nui, also known as easter island a name given to it by europeans, is located in the southeast pacific and is famous for its approximately 1,000 carvings of moai, humanfaced statues. If you want to visit easter island who better to contact than the rapa nui travel team. Rapa nui easter islands stone worlds article pdf available.
The land of hotu matua, his main work 1948, and the legends of easter island edited posthumously in 1980. Rapa nui translation services english to rapa nui translations. Unfortunately it becomes unrealistic and a little bit too melodramatic towards the end. The first impression, in front of a monument of easter island, is the ruins of. Mythology and traditions of rapa nui under the influence. With kevin costner, jason scott lee, esai morales, sandrine holt.
According to rapa nui mythology hotu matua was the legendary first settler and ariki mau supreme chief or king of easter island. The rapa nui people had a stone age culture and made extensive use of local. May 27, 2015 mythology and traditions of rapa nui rapa nui is better known as easter island and is one of the most isolated populated places in the world. Love between the representatives of two warring tribes changes the balance of power on the whole remote island. We are rapa nui german owners with offices on easter island. Our agency was founded in 1995 and for all these years we are working to realize the travel plans and requirements of our clients coming from all over the world, usa, europa, asia, latin america. Next to it it is a smaller volcano, rano raraku, which is the volcano from which all the statues on the island were quarried, and where over 300 of them still remain. Coastal groundwater discharge and the ancient inhabitants of rapa. Rapa nui island is actually a volcano, renowned for its 887 stone statues spread across the island. Supernatural spirits that frequent specific clan areas. Ceremonial dance paddle with human face on one end. It is suggested that the impressiveness of rapa nui s stone architecture is its conceptual coherence at the small scale as much as at the large scale.
Main page culture, history history of rapa nui hotu matua. But these myths, that try to explain past events, are usually adorned by the imagination of the teller or the listener. Formerly, when the first settlers arrived in rapa nui, there were no birds on the island. Jun 02, 2016 the fight for rapa nui l 101 east duration. Release dates 1 also known as aka 0 release dates usa 14 october 1994.1246 1103 1065 897 1189 1407 348 944 1177 1088 649 668 756 104 1398 708 571 793 17 1528 275 162 574 675 810 97 282 1289 246 1364 667 794 937 1533 1022 412 822 956 710 807 293 330 1239 752 1039 1260 1333