MOAI STATUES – EASTER ISLAND
Easter Island's Moai statues are massive megaliths.
These are well-known for their statues.
The people of this island, also known as Rapa Nui, erected them between 1400 and 1650 A.D.
Many people call them the Easter Island heads.
This is a false belief based on images of statues partially covered up by soil in the Volcano Rano Raraku.
In reality, each of these "heads" has a whole body.
Over 1000 monuments weighing up to 86 tonnes and standing up to 10 metres tall can be found.
955 moais were carved from the Rano Raraku volcano.
This location was chosen because it contains a lot of tuff, which is what the moais are made of.
The term "tuff" refers to a type of compressed volcanic ash that is easy to carve and uses only stone tools, which is also referred to as "toki."
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