Rock ‘n’ Roll Moai

As we are just about to buy our tickets to fly out of South America via Easter Island this is pretty topical. There are a 1000 of these ‘moai’ on Easter Island, up to 30ft tall and weighing more than a few tonnes. Scientists now think they, as the Easter islanders believed, actually walked into position.

Moai being moved on Easter Island

So that’s how it’s done?

There is more info and photos on the Daily Mail and National Geographic. We might take a couple of pics when we are there as well if we can avoid the 50,000 other tourists that visit each year!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daniel Mason
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:33:27

    I went here on my Travels, was a great place, can only do 4 or 10 days I think with flight times?

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  3. sqirg
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 13:10:09

    Wow, stunning photo! What were these people doing with the ropes? Moving the statue somewhere?

    Reply

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