Easter Islands Robert MOrfitt

Has 887 humongous status called "moai" which were made by the early Rapa Nui people
Small island which is hilly with few trees has 3 extinct volcanoes highest reaching 510m high from the bottom of the ocean floor to the top of the island is over 3,000m high

The oldest known name of the island is "Te Pito o Te Henua" meaning, " The Center of the World" and "Mata-Ki-Te-Rani," meaning ‘Eyes Looking at Heaven’.

The first recorded European visitor to the island, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen called the place "Easter Island" because he arrived on Easter Sunday, 5th April, 1722.

There were at least 288 of them that once stood on massive stone platforms which were called ‘ahu’. There are about 250 of these platforms that are spaced nearly 1km apart, which looks like a line around the perimeter of the island.

A lot of people believe that the statues are just heads. Some of them over time have of course been buried a bit by sand, but they have torsos and most of them end at the top of the thigh, and others are complete kneeling figures.

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