Thursday, October 25, 2012

How Were The Easter Island Statues Erected?

Easter Island statues 'walked' into position, say experts.

Experiment reveals how giant stone statues may have been put into resting places without wheels or animals.

Easter Island
The moai, or giant statues, on Easter Island. Photograph: Bob Krist/Corbis.
 
For hundreds of years they have gazed inscrutably upon the most remote island in the world, standing with their backs to the Pacific Ocean as if defying attempts to understand their enigma. But the mystery of how the giant stone statues of Easter Island came to their resting places without wheels or animals may finally have been unravelled – they walked.

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