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Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

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Crater on  Isla de Pascua / Easter Island / Rapa Nui, Chile

“Chile: Rapa Nui national park, Isla de Pascua (Easter Island), Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

Moai. Easter Island

An ancient Moai statue on a hillside at night. on Easter Island aka RapaNui (Photo by Randy Olson)

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Los arqueólogos han hecho un hallazgo sorprendente sobre las cabezas de la Isla de Pascua

Images of Easter Island Statues With Bodies—Who Knew? There is more to the iconic Easter Island heads than meets the eye. Sarah Cascone, May courtesy the Easter Island Statue Project.

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Easter Island statues have BODIES? Who knew? Fascinating update from the folks at the Easter Island Statue Project.

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Mount Nemrut is a high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the century BC. It is referred to as the pantheon of the Armenian gods.

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is

Moai on Anakena Beach - Easter Island, Chile

The Mystery of Easter Island

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