The natives called it Rapa Nui (Great Rapa) or Te
Pito the Henua (Navel of the World).
The island is 14 miles long by seven wide, in a
triangular shape. For a total area of 63 square
The statues are along the coast of the Island.
The island received its modern name by Admiral
Roggeveen, who landed there on Easter Day, 1722.
The island was settled around 1000 AD by
Polynesians who came across the Pacific from the
An amazing feat of sailing if you consider how far it
was from their home islands and how small the
The island was formed by three volcanoes.
They were opened up by the Nazca Plate moving
over the Easter hotspot.
The culture that built the statues was destroyed as
the island’s ecosystem went out of balance.
Then slave traders almost wiped out what was left
of the indigenous population.
The best estimate is that the statues were carved,
moved and emplaced to honor notables who had
They weigh up to 86 tons. While many think they
are just heads, they are complete bodies, most of
which is buried.
Discovered on Easter Island were wood tablets
bearing Rongorongo glyphs, or basic writing using
It is uncertain how this writing developed.
Of course, there are those who postulate other
theories about Easter Island.
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