Easter Island


The Easter Island is a Polynesian island renowned for its archaeological sites. It is located in the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. While Dutch Explorers named the Island in 1722, the vast archaeological stonework was created between the 10th and 16th centuries.

Why it is special: The Easter Island is considered to be one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. The Island is famous for the Moai statues that were created by the Rapa Nui people. There are a total of 887 statues known as the Easter Island Heads; most of these are carved from solidified volcanic ash or tuff. The stonework also includes huge stone platforms, houses, petroglyphs and caves among other works. Sadly, less than half the statues were erected, while most still rest at the quarry.

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