The moais or statues. There are hundreds of moai scattered throughout the island.
Easter island situated in the southeast pacific over 1000 miles from the other islands of eastern polynesia and some 1400 miles west of south america is one of the most remote inhabited places in the world.
Easter island statues have bodies. The best places to admire them are the ahus or the rano raraku volcano. Their bodies are normally squatting with their arms resting in different positions and are without legs. To its original inhabitants the island is known as rapa nui and its population is predominantly of polynesian descent.
Easter island chilean dependency in the eastern pacific ocean. Easter islands mysterious stone head monoliths are the remnants of a long lost civilisation and have baffled the scientific community for decades. Easter islands famous moai statues slowly fading away.
What you may not have known is that those easter island heads actually have hidden buried bodies. It is one of the most isolated islands in the world but 1200 years ago a double hulled canoe filled with seafarers from a distant culture landed upon its shores. Easter island rapa nui in polynesian is a chilean island in the southern pacific ocean famous for its stone head statues called moai.
Easter island faces of mystery. For years archaeologists have wondered how the mysterious statues came to dot the island in the pacific. Easter island is home to the iconic moai statues but archeologists may have discovered something that unveils a new side to the island.
It is the easternmost outpost of the polynesian island world and is famous for its giant stone statues. That is until now. Easter island statues are known for their large broad noses and strong chins along with rectangle shaped ears and deep eye slits.
Practically everyone has seen the iconic images of the easter island heads.