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Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, ...... The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island. Free Press. ISBN 1-4391-5031-1. Jump up ^ Rank ...


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 Listen/ˈmoʊ.aɪ/, or mo'ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people ..... The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island.


Jun 24, 2012 ... How did ancient Polynesians move the stone giants? The answer may lie in the moai's pleasantly plump midsections.


Discover the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island and the mysterious stone Maoi ... of the statues, the role they played in the ancient civilization of Easter Island and  ...


In the Souther Pacific Ocean, a remote volcanic island looms out of the sea with giant stone statues. The Easter Island Statues.


The 'giant head' moai statues on Easter Island actually have bodies as well. ... It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can ...


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 ...


Jun 12, 2015 ... The moai have proved to be an enduring mystery with many lasting ... Director of the Easter Island Statue Project, Jo Anne Van Tilburg says, ...


It is unclear why the Easter Islanders turned to statue ... While the why is a mystery, where it happened and to a large degree ...


A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, ... is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge.