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Finding out what really happened on Easter Island

On Easter Island, iconic moai stone statues stand in silence, looking inland, as if watching over the spirits of the ancestors of the culture that disappeared. Do we really know what happened to the Rapa Nui Culture?

Easter Island — Has mystery of statue's red hats been solved?

Easter Island's wonderful and mysterious stone statues, or Moai have gazed inland across the island for hundreds of years. Some of the Moai wear red stone hats, called pukao. How did the Easter Islanders get the pukaos on top of the Moai?

Easter Islanders also made voyages to the New World

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is one of the world's most remote inhabited islands. The closest continental land mass is Chile, 2,182 miles away. Yet, science has proven the Rapa Nui people met with early South Americans, well before Europeans came visiting.

Easter Island: Beauty and attractions of ‘the navel of the world’ Special

Hanga Roa - In addition to its history and mysterious archaeological treasures, Easter Island has many places of great natural beauty that provide opportunities for biking, horseback riding, hiking inside an extinct volcano or attending a colourful folk show.

Easter Island’s ecological disaster, a remarkable cultural legacy Special

Hanga Roa - The small island in the Pacific Ocean contains amazing vestiges of an outstanding cultural phenomenon which included the development of a society that built monumental sculptures and ended by conflict, over-population and environmental deterioration.

Solar eclipse over the South Pacific, thousands greet spectacle

Hanga Roa - A total solar eclipse is one of the most amazing spectacles in the universe. A solar eclipse occurred over the South Pacific where thousands of scientists, tourists and residents witnessed the fantastic display.

Total Solar Eclipse: Easter Island fully booked on July 11

Santiago - Easter Island, a remote small island in the South Pacific Ocean is the best and one of the very few locations in the Southern Hemisphere to watch a total eclipse of the sun taking place on July 11.
 

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The iconic moai statues of Easter Island stand like silent sentinels  guarding the remains of a once...
The iconic moai statues of Easter Island stand like silent sentinels, guarding the remains of a once vibrant culture.
Dr. Valentí Rull
Easter Island and the islands between it and South America.
Easter Island and the islands between it and South America.
Pascal
The town of Hanga Roa is the only inhabited location in the island. Matavery International Airport i...
The town of Hanga Roa is the only inhabited location in the island. Matavery International Airport is not far from the village.
Large standing moai near the quarry of Ranu Raraku volcano. There are four inactive volcanos in East...
Large standing moai near the quarry of Ranu Raraku volcano. There are four inactive volcanos in Easter Island.
Moais at Ahu Tahai near the town of Hanga Roa  Easter Island.
Moais at Ahu Tahai near the town of Hanga Roa, Easter Island.
Seven moai at Ahu Akivi were restored in 1960 by the American archaeologist William Mulloy and his C...
Seven moai at Ahu Akivi were restored in 1960 by the American archaeologist William Mulloy and his Chilean colleague, Gonzalo Figueroa. In contrast to most moai at other sites on the island, the moai at Ahu Akivi face the ocean.
Moais at Ahu Tahai also face inland and they stand on a complex platform of several levels also made...
Moais at Ahu Tahai also face inland and they stand on a complex platform of several levels also made with stones.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Island Moai with pukaos on top of the heads.
Easter Island Moai with pukaos on top of the heads.
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A view of the rocky shoreline looking towards the town of Hanga Roa  Easter Island.
A view of the rocky shoreline looking towards the town of Hanga Roa, Easter Island.
Petroglyphs are carved on smooth basalt rocks located along coastal areas and are often associated w...
Petroglyphs are carved on smooth basalt rocks located along coastal areas and are often associated with ceremonial centers.
The crater and lagoon of the extinct Ranu Kau volcano. On the northern slope of the volcano is Matav...
The crater and lagoon of the extinct Ranu Kau volcano. On the northern slope of the volcano is Mataveri International Airport.
Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki. They were restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in...
Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki. They were restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. The second moai from the right has a pukao on its head. The fifth moai from the right is the tallest moai on the island.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Watching a sunset from Easter Island can be a great experience.
Watching a sunset from Easter Island can be a great experience.
Traditional music and dance of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Traditional music and dance of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Magical World
Islanders paint the face of visitors in the style of the ancient aboriginal Polynesians. Participati...
Islanders paint the face of visitors in the style of the ancient aboriginal Polynesians. Participating in the typical dances is also encouraged.
Moai of Rapa Nui.
Moai of Rapa Nui.
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Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Detailed topographic map in English of Easter Island.
Detailed topographic map in English of Easter Island.
Eric Gaba

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