By: Meaghan Lewis
Mystery of the Moai
The moai are huge and heavy, and it is a mystery to how the moai were put into place. Some people believe that the Rapa Nui people tied ropes around the statue and moved them into place with a walking motion. Others believe that the Rapa Nui straped the statues to tree trunks and draged them on the grond, or the Rapa Nui rolled the moai on sleds. There are many more theories, but it is still a mystery to how the Rapa Nui moved the humongous statues into place.
The moai have been a mystery to archaeologists for many centuries.
Easter Island formed from several volcanic eruptions, and it was only inhabited by sea birds and dragonflies for millions of years. It was annexed by Chile in the late 19th century.
The moai are not just heads; they have bodies that are buried underground.
What happened to the Rapa Nui?
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