95_1_1752-3.jpg Area 1753 - engine from WW II plane crashThumbnailsArea 1753 - large enclosure around a sinkholeArea 1753 - engine from WW II plane crashThumbnailsArea 1753 - large enclosure around a sinkholeArea 1753 - engine from WW II plane crashThumbnailsArea 1753 - large enclosure around a sinkholeArea 1753 - engine from WW II plane crashThumbnailsArea 1753 - large enclosure around a sinkholeArea 1753 - engine from WW II plane crashThumbnailsArea 1753 - large enclosure around a sinkhole

Note the opening in the side of the small platform. The original archaeological team that identified this heiau dismantled the structure and then rebuilt it somewhat shorter, without the empty space in its center. The space may have had a ceremonial function.