The bodies are covered with ancient and still illegible inscriptions, called petroglyphs.
Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, located 2,000 miles from the coast of Chile. The statues, called Moai, were carved by people of Rapa Nai sometime between 1250 and 1500 AD.
According to Wikipedia, the highest of the 887 Moai is over 30 feet in height and weighs 82 tons. The other, if it is finished, would be almost 70 feet in height and weigh 270 tons! Incredibly, many of these huge statues were moved to different places around the island. Persons represent ancestors, who are regarded as deities.
We all these years thought that they were just heads, but all this time in sculptures were secretly torsos buried under the ground. Trembling!
They will be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. All this only adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them, seeing how they inscribe on them.
It’s incredible! I can not wait to decipher what was written on them. It’s one of the places I’d like to visit, but it’s not easy, but the news hinders my imagination!
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