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Ahu Tongariki is the largest Ahu on Rapa Nui/Easter Island (a Chilean island in the Pacific). Its Moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the Ahu was swept inland by a tidal wave. It has since been restored and has 15 Moai including an 86 tonne moai that was the heaviest ever erected on the island.<br />
Ahu Tongariki was substantially restored in the 1990s by a multidisciplinary team headed by archaeologists Claudio Cristino (Director) and Patricia Vargas (Co-director executive team), in a five years project carried out under an official agreement of the Chilean Government with Tadano Lt. and the University of Chile.
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