moai

Moai - Monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island - moʻai, means “statue” in Rapa nui. The complete name is Moai Aringa Ora, which means “living face of the ancestors“. “They stand with their backs to the sea and are believed by most archaeologists to represent the spirits of ancestors, chiefs, or other high-ranking males who held important positions in the history of Easter Island.” (pbs.org)

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The moai represent the most important pieces of Rapa Nui culture and art. (Rapa Nui lg, Rongorongo wr)


Les moai représentent les éléments les plus importants de la culture et de l'art Rapa Nui.

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Qu’est-ce que la culture ? Comment la définir ? Comment apparaissent les cultures ? Comment se constituent-elles ? Comment évoluent-elles ? Comment disparaissent-elles ? Comment s’y sont fixées les coutumes et traditions ? Comment sont apparus les interdits, les tabous ? Comment considérer les cultures dans toute leur diversité ? Comment le numérique défend–il – ou non – les cultures ?... ?... (à compléter)

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