In case you hadn't heard, the Easter Island heads have bodies! How did they not figure this out before? • the easter island statue project • www.eisp.org •

They are way bigger than you think

In case you hadn't heard, the Easter Island heads have bodies! How did they not figure this out before? • the easter island statue project • www.eisp.org •

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

The story of Easter Island is a story we should all heed ...Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

The story of Easter Island is a story we should all heed ...Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

Underwater Moai Statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile                                                                                                                                                     More

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See photos of remote Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the Pacific Ocean in this World Heritage site gallery.

See photos of remote Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the Pacific Ocean in this World Heritage site gallery.

10 Things You Must Do In Easter Island - and it's not all about Moai statues! #travel #EasterIsland

10 Things You Must Do In Easter Island

10 Things You Must Do In Easter Island - and it's not all about Moai statues! #travel #EasterIsland

Mysterious Easter Island,changed to a grass island because all the wood was used....

Mysterious Easter Island,changed to a grass island because all the wood was used....

Easter Island

Easter Island

Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

Easter Island: Day By Day

Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

"The statues walked," Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how.

Demystifying Easter Island With A Kite

"The statues walked," Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how.

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