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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moai-isolated islands(Chile)

The world famous moai tend to be monolithic statues located on Easter Island, one of probably the most isolated islands on Earth. The figurines were carved by the Polynesian colonizers of the actual island, mostly between circa 1250 ADVERT and 1500 AD. In add-on to representing deceased ancestors, the actual moai were also regarded as the actual embodiment of powerful living or even former chiefs. The tallest moai built, called Paro, was almost 10 yards (33 ft) high and considered 75 tonnes. The statues had been till standing when Europeans very first visited the island, but most will be cast down during later issues between clans. Today about 50 moai happen to be re-erected on Easter Island or museums somewhere else.

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