Easter IslandPosted by: Travel Planet, Posted on: 2 years ago
Easter Island’s Rapa Nui’s mysterious moai statues stand in silence but speak volumes about the seafaring skills and unique culture of ancient Polynesian peoples and the achievements of their creators. It is a wonder regarding the effort these put to construct these monuments and move them around the island. It is claimed by many scholars that the moai were created in the honor of forefathers, leaders, or other important people of that time. The moai statues were just considered as faces built of stone but in a recent research they found that there are complete bodies of these faces.But, still they found no written and oral history exists on the island, so there is no definite cause of the construction. This is a big achievement which must have been considerable and still a mystery and no one knows exactly why the Rapa Nui people undertook such a task. There are around 400 statues but unfortunately these are turning plain rocks from the precious carving. One of the world’s most famous yet least visited archaeological sites, Easter Island is a small, hilly, now treeless island of volcanic origin.