Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is one of the world’s most isolated places, 1,500 miles from the nearest populated island in the Pacific. It contains almost no vegetation. When the Westerners visited the island, they were amazed at the gigantic statues that had been erected–almost a thousand of them–lined up, gazing out at the sea. Some of them weigh as much as 75 tons. But what amazed them even more was that the 3,000 islanders didn’t seem to know where these gigantic stone figures had COME FROM.
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