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Easter Island…Of Course

Friday, January 20th, 2012

If you are one of my avid readers, then most likely you were expecting this post today.  In honor of Easter, it is only natural to profile Easter Island.  Easter Island is one of the most remote famous islands in the world.  Known for its incredible history and moai stone statues, it draws visitors from all over the world.

The island is located in the southeastern ocean. Although known as Eastern Island in much of the world its Polynesian name is Rapa Nui.  Easter Island is a volcanic high island, consisting of three extinct volcanoes which finished forming just 750,000 years ago.

There are many theories about the cultural composition and history of Easter Island. No two seem to agree. However, many experts agree that it was over exploitation of its one diverse environment that have resulted in its current state.

The large stone statues for which the island is most famous were carved during a relatively short but intense burst of creative and productive activity. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections.

For more information on Easter island click here and Happy Easter

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