film image of woman taking picture of Easter Island sculptures in Chile

The Easter Island Enigma

Rapa Nui, or otherwise known as Easter Island – is recognised for its conspiracy theories surrounding the sculptures that occupy its landscape. The island is appreciated for these massive stone figures with some weighing nearly 14 tons.

Today archaeologists are still unaware of the motivation behind such sculptures or who these ancient artisans were. Adding to this air of mystery is the fact that the island was only discovered 1,000 years ago by a group of Polynesians, and is classed as “one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands”.

 

Photo: Benjamin Lowy


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