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'...
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 (
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
Website detailing EISP history and current field work in the documentation and
inventory of moai on Easter Island.
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.
Jul 18, 2015 ... I've always considered the head statues on Easter Island to be a great wonder of
the world; however, I've never actually thought to learn more ...
The Moais or statues. There are hundreds of Moai scattered throughout the
island. The best places to admire them are the ahus or the Rano Raraku volcano.