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    Posted: 19-Mar-2008 at 23:46
On the island of Pohnpei, a relatively large society existed, building massive tomb complexes from raw columns of obsidian. I got interested in the history of the society that lived there after seeing some pictures of one such massive building, and I just wondered what the members of the forum could tell me about that culture.
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Having visited Nan Madol in the early '70's, I was astonished to view the massive sturcture of stone walls and rooms. We were escorted by a young future chief who had been educated at Catholic boarding school.  I will refrain from sharing his name.  But, when I asked about the construction of the ruins, he calmly replied that "the chief turned himself into a rooster and flew to the volcano and carried the basalt logs to the location".   The volcano, also known as the Diamond Head of the Western Pacific (Soquez sp? Rock) , was approximately 20 miles away from the ancient site.  We were in the Peace Corps at that time and spent a couple hours walking through the eerie dwelling, which was only a small portion; the rest having sank into the ocean.
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Amazing.

Thanks for the response; I'm pretty sure posting in this thread counts as some sort of necromancy, though. Big smile


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