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|Description ||This is the site of the partially preserved wonderful and bizarre Marae Tainuu. The European missionarys who arrived in the 18th century tried to completely suppress the ancient culture and religious beliefs of the people. It is reflected clearly here where a church has actually been built on part of the marae. This menhir still remains as does a large part of the marae positioned behind the church.|
It can be found in the village of Tevaitoa on the beautiful West coast of Raiatea, French Polynesia.
|wonderful to have pictures of these far away places to look at. Thanks.|
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