Chile owns Easter Island. It was first inhabited by Polynesians, who call it Rapa Nui. Though the Dutch gave it its modern name in 1722, and it was visited by the English explorer ...
About Easter Island
Easter Island got its name when the Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. Since that time it has been a hot spot for tourists, not only because of the island's natural beauty, but for the curious, bigger-than-life statues...
Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island
in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the ...
Get facts, photos, and travel tips for Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island), a
World Heritage site in Chile, from National Geographic.
, also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua, is a long way from anywhere. Te Pitoote Hanua, which means "Navel of the World" is the most isolated inhabited island
in the world, being about 2000 mi (3200 km) from Chile and Tahiti, and until the Mataveri In... More »
Tour of Mysterious Easter Island. Photos, pictures, and information about this
Dec 10, 2013 ... Whatever happened on Easter Island, it wasn't good. Polynesians landed there,
farmed, thrived, built their famous statues, and then things went ...
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Easter Island, Chile, is famous for its tall stone statues called Moai.
This is the story of a team of archaeologists and a 75-person crew who sought to
unravel a central mystery of Easter Island: how hundreds of giant stone statues ...