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Pitcairn, an Unresolved Enigma

Pitcairn, an Unresolved Enigma

Few know that Pitcairn is one of the islands in the world that have been inhabited in past times and then abandoned, leaving archaeological remains in its wake.

Let history remain history

Let history remain history

Let history remain historyThe first Europeans who came into contact with Te Pito te Henua were three Dutch ships commanded by Jacob Roggeveen on April 5, 1722, the date of Easter. This originated the name with which this unknown island was baptized that had not been...

The wreck of “El Dorado”

The wreck of “El Dorado”

The wreck of “El Dorado”On the morning of Wednesday, June 11, 1913, the small American steam schooner “El Dorado” of the Sanders & Drinkwater shipping company had been sailing along the west coast of America for two months, not realizing that the Humboldt current...

Sebastián Englert

Sebastián Englert

ORO MATUASebastián EnglertPriest of Rapa NuiSebastián Englert, a Capuchin priest and researcher of the Rapanui culture, lived on Easter Island from 1935 until 1969, shortly before his death. The fourth of 17 children in the Bavarian Englert family in the village of...

Vaitea A Historical Place

Vaitea A Historical Place

VaiteaVaitea is the name given to the area in the center of the Island where there is abundant water coming from the Rano Aroi volcano. Each trip by road to Anakena Beach crosses through the forests of Vaitea, mostly eucalyptus trees, where Islanders will stop to...

American satellites tracked in Rapa Nui

American satellites tracked in Rapa Nui

American satellites tracked in Rapa NuiIt was the year 1966.  A US Air Force base with 120 men under the command of Colonel John Ashley was installed on Rapa Nui with the name of Ionosphere Research Center ITT, which was authorized by the then Chilean president,...

French Expedition of 1872

French Expedition of 1872

French Expedition of 1872Pierre Loti dibujó y registró en sus cuadernos de guardiamarina sus impresiones, datos de la población y paisajes, logrando llevar a Francia un testimonio real de la cultura Rara Nui. Pierre Loti drew in his midshipman notebook impressions,...

Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana  MANUTARA“Iorana, welcome Manutara and thank you for coming to Rapa Nui” are the first lines of a song written by Parapina Araki when the “bird”, coming from east to west, descended over Vinapu and alit on the sandy strip at Mataveri.  Manutara is the Easter...

Ancestral Medicine on Rapa Nui

Ancestral Medicine on Rapa Nui

Nga RongoaAncestral Medicine on Rapa NuiWithin the philosophical world view of the Rapanui, good health is based on the union of man and nature, between life and death, in the present, the past and the future.Any mishap or disease has its origin in supernatural forces...

Guerillas of Che Guevara in Rapa Nui

Guerillas of Che Guevara in Rapa Nui

Guerillas of “Che” Guevara in Rapa NuiPolitical asylumOn February 26, 1968, while I was Governor of Easter Island, I received a radio-telegram – we didn’t have telephones then – from the then Minister of Interior, Edmundo Pérez-Zujovic, who informed me that the...

Mokomae

Mokomae

Mokomaethe Word Made FleshMokomae is the name of an ancestral warrior of the Ure or Mokomae clan which used to live in the area of Poike.  It is from the Araki tribe. One of their descendants is the Chilean - Rapanui Luis “Tito” Hormazábal Araki, today a Tohunga ta...

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, Germany

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, Germany

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, GermanyThe researchers Betty Haoa-Rapahango and Tania Basterrica-Brockmann have set up an exhibit in the Tadeo y Lily Gallery taken from the photographic legacy of the Chilean-German Hans Helfritz (1902-1995),...

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