Loaloa Heiau

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Loaloa Heiau
Loaloa Heiau is located in Hawaii
Loaloa Heiau
Nearest city Kaupo, Hawaii
Coordinates 20°38′24″N 156°7′17″W / 20.64000°N 156.12139°W / 20.64000; -156.12139Coordinates: 20°38′24″N 156°7′17″W / 20.64000°N 156.12139°W / 20.64000; -156.12139
Built 1730
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000301[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 29, 1962[2]

Loaloa Heiau is located in Kaupo on Maui. This is one of the few remaining intact examples of a large luakini heiau (state level temple where human sacrifice was performed)[2] Once the center of an important cultural complex around Kaupo, oral tradition attributes the construction of the temple at about 1730 AD to Kekaulike, King of Maui, who lived at Kaupo and died in 1736. [2]

Its site number is HASS-50-MA-A28-1. It was excavated in 1931.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Loaloa Heiau". National Historic Landmark Quicklinks. National Park Service. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Dunbar, Helen R. (August 10, 1987). "Loaloa Heiau" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Loaloa Heiau" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 22 May 2012.