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On the island of Pohnpei lies the huge megalithic complex of Nan Madol, the most impressive construction in all the Pacific islands.  Here an elite class separated themselves from the rest and carried out important rituals.  This episode documents the knowledge of the late Pohnpeian historian, Masao Hadley, on the worship that took place at this ancient Micronesian bastion.  Hadley describes the history, culture and tradition of the peoples of Nan Madol, focusing on their religious practices and the importance of these practices to the people.

Produced in 2015 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2015 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Nan Madol (Wikipedia)

Nan Madol: The City Built on Coral Reefs (Smithsonian.com)

Nan Madol, Madolenihmw, Pohnpei (William Ayres, University of Oregon)

Nan Madol: Spaces on the Reef of Heaven, by Masao Hadley and Paul Ehrlich (Amazon)

Pohnpei (Wikipedia)