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By Ronald A. Reis

Easter Island is a real land of puzzle. some of the most remotely inhabited areas on the earth, this 64-square-mile speck within the South Pacific is greater than 1,000 miles from wherever else, but Polynesian voyagers controlled to settle Easter Island one thousand years in the past. nobody is aware why the Moai, approximately one thousand megalithic volcanic statues, have been carved, transported, and erected--or why they have been all discovered facedown through eu explorers. furthermore, did a Stone Age inhabitants of under 10,000 really deforest the land, inflicting environmental devastation? there have been as many as sixteen million Chilean fingers overlaying 70 percentage of the island while the settlers first seemed, yet Westerners within the early 18th century have been astonished via the full absence of timber. additionally, the islanders followed a brand new cult according to the worship of birds and within the strategy, every year elected a "sacred birdman" in a contest which can were the main risky of its style anyplace on this planet. notwithstanding the island is among the such a lot studied and probed areas on this planet, Easter Island continues to be essentially the most mysterious locations on the earth. learn during this new identify approximately this attention-grabbing position.

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