This Is The Amazing Secret Buried Beneath The Easter Island Heads

Everyone knows about the mysterious Easter Island heads carved out of stone all over the tiny island, but it turns out they have huge bodies descending deep into the ground.

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A team of scientists examined around 150 stone heads, known as Moai, in the Rano Raraku area of the island and excavated the ground around the heads.

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And were amazed to find that the heads have intricately carved bodies, up to 7 meters tall, buried under the earth.

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Along with the equipment used to move the heads, archaeologists found that the statues originally stood above the ground but naturally shifting soil has buried them over time.

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The tallest Moai is 10 meters tall and the heaviest weighs a whopping 82 tons, but one incomplete statue would have been 21 meters high had it been finished.

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But since the statues were built (between 1200 and 1650), climate change has turned these huge Moai into heads peeping out of the ground.

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Amazing.

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