Moai Statue Easter Island Chile

Where are the Moai statues?

The Moai statues are on Easter Island, Chile.

The Moai head statues actually have bodies that are buried deep underground. Recent excavations have revealed this fact. Some are accessible to the public for viewing. Where is Easter Island? Easter island is located in the Southern Pacific Ocean more than 2000 KM off the Chilean coast. It is not that easy to access. Who made the Moai statues? The Moai statue heads are believed to have been carved by the Rapa Nui people who lived on the island approximately 1250 - 1500. There is more than 900 rock carved statues on the island. An astonishing feat. Some weigh in excess of 80 ton! (over 75 tonne)

Moai Statue

Where can I purchase / buy a Moai Statue?

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Follow our links to purchase a Moai Statue replica. Fast shipping and some items include free delivery. Buy Moai Statue here. The Moai head statues have distinctive features. Heavy set eyebrows, elongated noses and curved upward thin lips. The Moai statues have bodies. Most statues where buried to their shoulders. The heads are not proportional to the body size. They are over sized heads. The average standing monolith is roughly 4 meters high (9 feet). It has been discovered that the deep eye sockets were decorated with white or red coral.

Easter Island

When was Easter Island discovered?

Easter island was discovered in 1722 by European explorers.

The Moai statues all faced inland except for a row of 7 that faced the sea when first discovered. In the 1990"s Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino restored more Moai statues to face the sea. You can view a map of the island take a tour of the Moai Statues.

Moai rock carving

Why were the Moai statues carved?

Archaeologists suggest that the Moai statues were symbols of power and authority.

Religious and political influences may also have contributed to the manner and construction of the rock monoliths. Almost all the Moai statues face inland opposed to out. Only 7 were first discovered facing the ocean as to greet visitors. The heads were first carved in the rock face then transported on stone sleds call "ahu". One unfinished carving would have been 30 feet tall when completed with an approximate weight of 270 tonne. READ MORE


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