3 Moai Mysteries

In the 1950s explorer Thor Heyerdahl conducted major excavations on Easter Island and revealed to the world that these iconic stone heads were attached in most cases to complete bodies. Why had the statues been buried in up to 30 feet of soil? Many of the excavated statues feature a carved design on the back … Continue reading 3 Moai Mysteries

Ahu Vinapu: the Last of Easter Island’s Megalithic Walls

The Easter Island Moai statues are so iconic that most people have no idea that there still exists on the island at Ahu Vinapu, very ancient megalithic mortarless walls that may predate the statues themselves. Photo by Andrea Vera Sasso Captain Cook and the British expedition of 1774 marveled at the precision stone megalithic masonry … Continue reading Ahu Vinapu: the Last of Easter Island’s Megalithic Walls

15 Enigmas Concerning Easter Island

Subscribe via email so that you never miss a post The world-famous Easter Island statues known as the Moai are so iconic and ingrained into the fabric of modern pop culture that most people do not even realize that the statues themselves point to so much more mystery and intrigue regarding this ancient island civilization. … Continue reading 15 Enigmas Concerning Easter Island