This article is about the monolithic statues of Easter Island. For other uses, see Moai (disambiguation). Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. Moai /ˈmoʊ.aɪ/ ( About this sound listen), or mo'ai, are monolithic human figures carved by ..... The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island.
In the Souther Pacific Ocean, a remote volcanic island looms out of the sea with giant stone statues. The Easter Island Statues.
Jun 24, 2012 ... How did ancient Polynesians move the stone giants? The answer may lie in the moai's pleasantly plump midsections.
Aug 19, 2014 ... The 887 giant moai statues on Easter Island have turned one of the most ... in the world into one of the most well known---and most mysterious.
Apr 27, 2015 ... The mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island have gazed inland for ... But it is a mystery as to how the vast carved stones were transported into ...
It is unclear why the Easter Islanders turned to statue ... While the why is a mystery, where it happened and to a large degree ...
Jun 12, 2015 ... The moai have proved to be an enduring mystery with many lasting ... Moais ( stone statues) on Ahu Nau, Anakena Beach, Easter Island.
Easter Island is one of the most remote islands on Earth. ... The statues appear to have been carved out of the top edge of the walls of a volcano on the island.
Jun 23, 2012 ... A new theory suggests that the massive statues were simply 'walked' by the island's native inhabitants from where they were carved to stone ...