zaterdag 12 december 2009

Foundations of an old island house

Ankie is standing next to the foundations of an old Easter Island house.
If you look well, you can see here and there that there are holes drilled in the foundations in which the people put bamboo stakes and they bound them together at their top and on the stakes they put banana- or palm leaves to keep the rain out.
The two stones left make the foundation of the entrance.
Those old houses were not wide (you can see that) but they were sometimes 20 meters long.
Only the important people lived in these houses, the commoners lived in bamboo-houses without the stone foundations (our guide tells us). You can see our guide on the right side of the picture.

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