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For the music group, see The Easter Island Statues. Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. Moai Listen/ˈmoʊ.aɪ/, or Mo'...

Easter Island -- World Heritage Site -- National Geographic


Giant moai statues dot the grassy flanks of an extinct volcano on Easter Island. Photograph by Christian Wilkinson, My Shot. Site: Rapa Nui National Park ( Easter ...

The 'giant head' moai statues on Easter Island actually ... - Snopes


Feb 29, 2016 ... The Stone Statues in Easter Island have bodies! This is absolutely incredible. Here we've been thinking for all these years that they were just ...

The Statues of Easter Island | Life Lists | Smithsonian


According to archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg—who is the founder of UCLA's Easter Island Statue Project and has studied the artifacts for nearly 30 ...

NOVA Online | Secrets of Easter Island | Stone Giants - PBS


The word "ahu" has two meanings in Easter Island culture. ... Fully 288 statues ( 32% of 887) were successfully transported to a variety of image ahu locations.

New Photos Reveal Giant Easter Island Moai Statues are Covered ...


Jun 12, 2015 ... New images from the 2012 excavation of Easter Island's iconic statues reveal the renowned heads are not only connected to giant bodies, but ...

Easter Island Statue Project


Website detailing EISP history and current field work in the documentation and inventory of moai on Easter Island.

Moai statues - Easter Island Travel


Moai statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 - 1650 A.D. by the ...

Do Easter Island's Statues Really Have Bodies? | IFLScience


Apr 11, 2016 ... The monolithic rock statues of Easter Island have mystified us for centuries. More recently, confusion about these postcard-friendly monuments ...

UCLA archaeologist digs deep to reveal Easter Island torsos | UCLA


May 30, 2012 ... The famous heads of Easter Island's statues are actually heads with torsos that have become partially buried by erosion, according to UCLA ...

The Easter Island Statues
Giant stone statues stand as testament to the culture of long-ago Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, which UNESCO calls the most remote inhabited island on the planet. The more than 900 statues on the island, which is about 2,300 miles west of... More »
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See These Amazing Images of Easter Island Statues ... - artnet News


May 1, 2015 ... Easter Island's monumental stone heads are well-known, but there's more to the story: all along, the sculptures have secretly had torsos, buried ...

Easter Island - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Easter Island's most dramatic claim to fame is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back many centuries. The statues reveal their creators to be ...

Easter Island - Moai Statues and Rock Art of Rapa Nui


Rapa Nui, or Easter Island as it was to become known, is the Polynesian island found in the south east Pacific Ocean. Although famous for the large monumental  ...