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Chile, Easter Island: Orongo Village, restored archeological site where the birdman cult was practiced.  The birdman cult decided king-of-year governance by requiring athletes to bring the first egg of the season from offshore islands.  The athlete's patron became king.  The site has stone houses, petroglyphs, and a crater lake where the athletes cut reeds to make rafts to get to the island..Photo #: ch282-33735.Photo copyright Lee Foster www.fostertravel.com lee@fostertravel.com 510-549-2202

Chile, Easter Island: Orongo Village, restored archeological site where the birdman cult was practiced. The birdman cult decided king-of-year governance by requiring athletes to bring the first egg of the season from offshore islands. The athlete's patron became king. The site has stone houses, petroglyphs, and a crater lake where the athletes cut reeds to make rafts to get to the island..Photo #: ch282-33735.Photo copyright Lee Foster www.fostertravel.com lee@fostertravel.com 510-549-2202

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