The mystery of the Easter island heads – 7 interesting facts

The production and transportation of these large figures is one of the most unbelievable feats of humanity – and one of the greatest mysteries. Here are 7 little-known facts about the legendary Moai.

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Ian Swindale
The ancients who "built" these statues were remarkable just as those who built the Pyramids through Egypt (not just the 2 Giza ones) and Stonehenge were. These structures are all mind-boggling when you think of what must have been involved in their construction.
Dec 10, 2019 10:43AM
Transportation of these guys from their creation site to their current locations ultimately resulted in cannilbalism and tribal warfare- cutting the trees undermined the entire islands habitats and destroyed their ECO systems -
Oct 13, 2020 10:33AM
John New, Common Era.BCE Befoe Common Era.The replacement of BC and A D.
Jun 1, 2020 5:31PM
Lynn Spalding Jr.
John New, Common Era for the politically correct instead of AD
May 10, 2020 9:04PM
Sally Onyett
Up until now I had believed that they faced out to see to perhaps ward off approaching invaders. Fascinating to read they face inland to perhaps guard the islanders. Hopefully one day I’ll see for myself. 😜
Apr 23, 2020 4:48PM
John Dommerman
Thank you for the information, but IMO, the statues can remain on the island, undisturbed as much as possible.
Jan 6, 2020 9:27AM
June Dutt
Very interesting
Dec 22, 2019 8:11AM
Richard Perkins
How do they know how long it took to carve each one much less how many people worked on each one?
Dec 21, 2019 10:15AM
Violetta Ewa Boguslawski
Amazing good to know
Dec 10, 2019 2:14PM
Lydia Coutts
John New, BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini, meaning ‘In the year of the Lord’) are Christian terms. CE and BCE are considered more inclusive, though I’m not entirely sure why as Christ’s birth is still the determiner.
Dec 10, 2019 1:45PM
Chriss Crockford
Incredible. Thank you for sharing
Dec 10, 2019 1:24PM
John New
What happened to bc and ad?Charles Graham,
Dec 10, 2019 10:03AM
John New
What does ce mean?
Dec 10, 2019 5:49AM
Carol Butler
Amazing! I personally think it disrespectful to remove them to museums to be put on display. We do not know their meaning for the people who labored so incredibly to produce them.
Dec 10, 2019 5:05AM
Connie Hurley
I did not know about the statues or Easter Island, and would love to go see them someday. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing
Dec 10, 2019 12:22AM

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