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30 Awesome Things To Do In Easter Island
Heading to South America? Don't miss Easter Island off your list of places to visit in Chile. It is so stunning and there is so much to see and do. Check out our list of the best things to do in Easter Island. Three days, is not enough! Let our guide to Easter Island help you plan.
Moai ~ monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between 1250 - 1500. Almost all moai have overly large heads 3/5 the size of their bodies. Production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai was almost 30 ft high, weighed 82 tons.
Easter Island heads have bodies! Excavation has been done around the base of two of the Moai heads; the statues stand on stone pavements and it appears the dirt burying the statues washed down from above and was not deliberately placed there to support the statues - DailyMail.co.uk/sciencetech (25 May 2012)