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Archaeologists Discover Shocking Mystery About Easter Island Heads

The scientists are surprised to discover that the famous carved stone heads in Easter Island actually have bodies. They discover these statues in 2012. These statues were carved from the volcanic rock between 100 AD to 1800 by ancient Polynesians. The statues are beautifully decorated and represent tribal figures.

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Archaeologists Discover Shocking Mystery  About Easter Island Heads

Archaeologists Discover Shocking Mystery About Easter Island Heads

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The world was shocked to discover the famous Easter Island heads actually had bodies attached.

The world was shocked to discover the famous Easter Island heads actually had bodies attached.

These statues were carved from the volcanic rock by ancient Polynesians between 100 AD to 1800.

The statues are beautifully decorated!

 The statues are beautifully decorated!

The scientists were surprised by what they discovered after digging below the surface of the ground where the statues were.

They represent tribal figures or ancestors.

They represent tribal figures or ancestors.

Their significance is not fully discovered, but they are believed to represent prominent tribal figures or ancestors. These bodies might originally get displayed in all their glory.

Rapa Nui people from the island are involved in excavations.

Rapa Nui people from the island are involved in excavations.

In 2012, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, director of the Easter Island Statue Project, began excavating the monoliths with the help of local Rapa Nui people.

These statues represent the canoes of the Polynesians.

These statues represent the canoes of the Polynesians.

These statues include crescents carved on the backs of the towering monoliths, which academics say represent the canoes of the Polynesians who made them.

Archaeologists studied the statues on the island are about a century.

Archaeologists studied the statues on the island are about a century.

Archaeologists have known about the hidden bodies since the earliest excavations in 1914. The exposed bodies of statues were hidden under the ground because of erosions.

There are total 887 giant statues.

There are total 887 giant statues.

These statues are up to 10 metres tall and weigh more than 80 tonnes.

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