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, Chile. Easter Island...2000 inhabitants, early settlers carved over 900 statues called moai (only 3 shown here with a zoom lens), the settlers also began cutting down the islands trees and shrubs leaving the island hauntingly empty.