The Mysterious Moai


| 7/12/2016 8:56:00 AM


Marilyn JonesScientists, historian and archeologists have their theories as to how the Rapa Nui carved the moai and moved them to the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To me this is just one mystery; another is how they imagined they could actually do this in the first place.

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Rising up to 32 feet and weighing up to 82 tons, hundreds of moai are scattered in Rano Raraku quarry, where they were carved before being moved across Easter Island where they were placed.

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The moais marked the graves of important people and chiefs. According to my guide, a Rapa Nui descendant decedent, the islanders believed the moai housed a deceased person’s spirit so that he could continue to watch over their villages. He also explained a popular theory of how they moved the statues. 



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