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.
Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. 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 ...
In the Souther Pacific Ocean, a remote volcanic island looms out of the sea with giant stone statues. The Easter Island Statues.
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.
Jun 24, 2012 ... How did ancient Polynesians move the stone giants? The answer may lie in the moai's pleasantly plump midsections.
A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, ... How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or ...
4.1 Unfinished statue at Rano Raraku. A total of 887 moai have so far been catalogued on Easter Island, including 397 at the quarry – the volcanic crater of ...
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.
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 ...