Archaeologists Make A Strange Discovery On Easter Island
The Chilean territory of Easter Island is one of the most remote places on Earth with its nearest neighbor being the Pitcairn Islands which are still over 1289 miles away! Despite this isolation, it is thought that the Rapa Nui people settled on the island between 300 and 1200 CE and some remnants of a society have remained in place there ever since.
However, one of the most enduring images of the island are the iconic Moai heads, 887 giant stone effigies of ancestors as well as being ancient embodiments of spirits that the community worshipped. Their sheer size and weight have meant that how they came to be transported and dotted all over the island from the quarry they were carved from remains a mystery to this day and their history is shrouded in speculation, but archaeologists recently made a discovery that only adds to the intrigue of the statues.