A Moai for La Serena
Soon it will be finished, this moai, carved by the best sculptors on the Island, will be given to the city in exchange for an historical moai that is currently in the Archaeological Museum of La Serena. As recorded in history, at the request of then-President of Chile, Gabriel Gonzalez-Videla, the ancient moai was sent as a “gift” to the city of La Serena in 1952 in gratitude for the extraordinary feat of aviation that began at the airport of La Serena, the President’s birthplace, to Easter Island.
Although no official documents exist that confirm the donation of the moai, today the authorities of La Serena have understood the request of the Rapanui people to repatriate this moai, which, more than just a sculpture, forms a fundamental part of Island heritage.
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