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Ahu Akivi is unique in that it is the only ahu on Easter Island where the moai face the ocean.

It was restored in 1960 by a Chilean archaeologist. The moai (like all moai) overlook what used to be the site of a village.

The site has astronomical significance, as at the equinoxes, the seven statues look directly at the setting sun.

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