Hawaii, May 18-26, 2015
Part 7 - Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge)
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge)
Punishment for violating a Hawaiian kapu, or taboo, was generally death.
But if offenders could make it to a pu'uhonau, or place of refuge,
they could be absolved by a kahuna, or priest.
Various ki'i, guardians of the place of refuge.
A corner of the Great Wall, 10 feet high and 17 feet thick, built in about 1550.
Stones were stacked so tightly that no mortar was needed.
Half-size model of the Hale o Keawe temple.
The Keoua Stone, favorite resting place of Keoua, high chief of Kona.
Two halau, or long houses, thatched with ki leaves.
Outrigger canoe inside.
A demonstration of stone-working.
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Last updated June 1, 2015