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...
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'...
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 ...
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 ...
Nov 15, 2010 ... Get facts, photos, and travel tips for Rapa Nui National Park (Easter ... moai
statues dot the grassy flanks of an extinct volcano on Easter Island.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
Apr 13, 2016 ... The monolithic rock statues of Easter Island have mystified us for centuries. More
recently, confusion about these postcard-friendly monuments ...