The Easter Island Heads Are Impressive, But They're Hiding A Big Secret

When you picture the massive stone heads on Easter Island (a tiny speck way out in the Pacific) you probably picture just that — heads. Yet these incredible sculptures are so much more. The statues, called moai, were built between the years of 1250 and 1500 CE by the Rapa Nui people, who originally hailed from Polynesia. There are 887 of them in total on the island, and the tallest of them is 30 feet tall and weighs 82 tons. Despite their massive size, there's evidence that many were moved...

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