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Easter Island

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The Moai Statues Rapa Nui is a Polynesian island in the South Eastern Pacific and is a territory of Chile. Map of Rapa Nui Easter Island (Easter Island) Archeologists believe that the statues were constructed with compressed ash in a quarry 11 miles away. Rapu Nui (Easter Island) has interesting statues scattered around the island. These giant statues are called moai. It is a huge mystery about how they were built and were moved. The mystery of how the moai statues were moved to these spots has many theories. There are some theories about how the statues were moved to the locations they were put. Some hypothesis are that they were moved by rocking ropes,and rolling them on rollers. There are even more theories as to how they were moved. There are just a few of hypothesis's about how the statues were moved. The purpose of these status are believed to represent the spirit of ancestors, chiefs, or other high ranked males who held important positions in the history of Rapa Nui. Work Cited "Easter Island." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 6 Nov. 2012. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.wikipedia.org/>.

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