Image Courtesy: CNN | Easter Island Statue Project
The world-famous Easter Island is well-known for its sculptures erected on the volcanic island. It is incredible to see the entire field of about 1000 ‘Monoliths’ laid out. A UCLA study team recently undertook an expedition to reveal a previously unknown aspect of Easter Island monoliths: there is more to them than their heads. The crew dug up the remaining sculptures to reveal them.
The Easter Island monoliths were shrouded in mystery, with several theories and tales. They weigh about 80 tons and stand around 30 feet tall. They and the island were given the name “Easter” after the Dutch explorer Roggeveen discovered them on Easter Day in 1722. The UCLA team has already exposed around 150 of these sculptures for future study.
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