Easter Island Heads....Have Bodies!

The Easter Island heads have bodies! It's not known exactly why the bodies were buried or if they are buried on purpose. The figures were carved between years 1250 and 1500 by the Rapa Nui people. Archaeologists have documented 887 of the massive sculptures, known as moai, carved on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island. The Easter Island bodies were news to us, but apparently archaeological research on the island located 2,000 miles west of Chile began over century ago, in 1914.

Photo: courtesy the Easter Island Statue Project.