An Island of Mystery
Some of the moai statues.
Some new traditions were created by the survivors after the collapse. Then, by the 1800's, the population had grown significantly, not to its original size, but significantly. 20 years later, though, deportation and diseases from other places severely cut the population. In 1877, a mere 111 inhabitants were left on the island. Now, the Rapanui people are slowly gaining back their population.