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Necker Island in Hawaii

Prehistoric shrine in Necker Island, Hawaii
Prehistoric shrine in Necker Island. / Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

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This small, remote, uninhabited island contains 33 stone shrines and many stone artifacts. Archaeologists believe that this island was used for ceremonial purposes.

This is a site of the legends. According to Hawaiian people, there was the last refuge of Menehune. These are mythical little people who lived in the Hawaiian Islands before the coming of current native people.

4.3 out of 10 stars 43.3%

GPS coordinates
23.57481 N 164.69961 W
Location, address
Oceania, United States, Hawaii, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Necker Island
Religious architecture, Prehistoric and ancient shrines

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