The statues of the Rapa Nui, Easter Island

Ahu Akivi - Rapa Nui

 

The local name of Easter Island is Rapa Nui. It is a volcanic, Polynesian island, guarded by huge stone statues.

The statues were probably built to portray the significance of the cultural heritage of the society.

The unique statues weigh hundreds of tons and rise above 9 feet. There are over 800 and are found all over the Easter Island. These statues have been counted among the wonders of the world and 3,000 people live among the statues on the island today.

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