Mystery shrouds the giant stone statues that find themselves scattered around Easter Island. As it turns out, they’re even more impressive, and mysterious, than they first appear when you see them. Scientists have discovered that the heads actually have bodies that extend deep underground.
The tallest of the 887 Moai is over 30 feet tall and weighs over 82 tons. The completed version of it is 70 feet tall and weighs 270 tons. That’s a heavy sculpture! Many were moved to different places around the island. They represent ancestors and deities.
Pretty awe inspiring, isn’t it?
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