Rai Stones came in different sizes. The smallest ones were just 7-8 centimeters, while the largest ones were up to 3.6 meters in diameter and 0.5 meters thick. These huge stone wheels weighed up to four metric tons. The size and the craftsmanship of a particular Rai Stone were only a small part of its real value. What made the stones precious was their history. If many people died while the stone was transported, or if a famous sailor brought it on the island, the rock was considered as rare, and therefore more valuable. The more stories surrounding the stone, the more its value rose.
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