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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 ...

Easter Island Mystery Solved? New Theory Says Giant Statues ...

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Jun 24, 2012 ... ... the stone giants? The answer may lie in the moai's pleasantly plump midsections. ... Potbellies might help explain how the moai were moved.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) & Moai Statues - LiveScience

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

10 Fascinating Theories Surrounding Easter Island - Listverse

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Aug 19, 2014 ... The 887 giant moai statues on Easter Island have turned one of the ... Katherine Routledge's 1914 theory, which said the roads were built for ...

The Moai: Gigantic stone monoliths of Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

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Plural for the word moai is also moai. "Moais" is incorrect. Specialists believe that the statues were built between 1250 and 1500 AD. It is still not known how ...

Easter Island: stones, history - Lost civilizations

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Ahu Akivi is a sanctuary and celestial observatory built about 1500 AD which was the ... Like other Easter Island sites the statues were found knocked off the ahu, ...

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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 Story - Mysterious Places: Explore sacred sites and ...

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It is unclear why the Easter Islanders turned to statue construction on such a ... The ahu were the ceremonial platforms built to support collections of moai.

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, ...