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By the eastern shore of Pohnpei Island in Micronesia, locals created about 92 artificial islets right on a coral reef. Collectively they’re called the Nan Madol Ruins. Pentagonal columns of black lava rock, some as long as 20 feet, make up dwelling places. The dark constructions contrast against the bright green foliage and light blue skies that surround it. Have the entire island to yourself and freely amble through the capital of the native Saudeleur dynasty. Legend is tightly entwined with the origins of Nan Madol. The tale goes that two sorcerers sought a place to worship their god of agriculture, Nahnisohn Sahpw. They eventually settled in the area, commanding a dragon to help them build with the massive rocks. They conducted rituals and ceremonies in Nan Madol, and the rest (as they say), is ancient history.
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