Re: Nan Madol

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sat Jan 13 2001 - 17:56:28 MST

> How do you know what the decendents of the builders of Nan Madol did?

What they did *not* do is what I mentioned.
They didn't discover Europeans. Europeans discovered them.

> I'm more inclined to think it's the old marketing maxim: "Location,
> location, location". Pohnpei is smack in the middle of nowhere, but
> Stonehenge is very accessible to millions of people.

Stonehenge is very accessible because Europeans and Brits built a Chunnel
from the Continent to England, wrote copiously about Stonehenge and
published their work, broadcast pictures of Stonehenge on The Discovery
Channel and elsewhere, and made it a tourist attraction. The builders of
Nan Madol did not. (Note: Again, I'm not saying what Nan Madol builders
did, but what they did not do.)

Sure, location is important, but only to those who know how to make us of
For example, before it became Las Vegas, that location was a desert.



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