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Easter Island - Wikipedia

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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 m...

Easter Island - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Easter Island, including videos, interesting articles, ... It was centered on a ceremonial village called Orongo, built on the rim of the ... with a weight of 13 tons, these enormous stone busts–known as moaiwere ...

Sentinels in Stone - The Creation of Easter Island's Moai Statues

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Using basalt stone picks, the Easter Island Moai were carved from the solidified volcanic ash of Rano Raraku volcano. They statues are all monolithic, the ...

Easter Island -- World Heritage Site -- National Geographic

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Nov 15, 2010 ... Giant moai statues dot the grassy flanks of an extinct volcano on Easter Island. ... Most scholars suspect that the moai were created to honor ...

The stone heads of Easter Island - Philip Coppens.com

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The stone heads of Easter Island have cast an almost magical spell on anyone ... What were they built for and who were the artisans of these mysterious creations ? ... Though it is assumed that the statues were created by the short-eared tribe, ...

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) & Moai Statues - Live Science

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Oct 16, 2012 ... The popular claim that the island's palm trees were felled to create devices to move the moai statues is probably incorrect. According to ancient ...

How Were Easter Island's Gigantic Statues Actually Carved ...

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Thousands of massive stone monuments, known as Moai, preside over Easter Island. The way they were carved, using only stone tools, seems unfathomable.

Explore Easter Island – Mysterious Places

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How were these massive Moai moved to the sites? ... Built at the edge of the ocean, the ahu required just as much engineering ...

Moai statues - Easter Island Travel

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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 ...

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

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They were not individualized portrait sculptures, but standardized representations of powerful individuals. The moai may also hold a sacred role in the life of the ...