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Go to the Islandis an isolated island in Polynesia, located 3,515 km west of Chile. It is a province of a single common region of Valparaiso in Chile, including in so-called "sporadic Chilean islands. " Other traditional names are: Te Pito Henua or tea ("the navel of the world") and now ki Mata Rangi ("Eyes that look to the sky"). The island is famous for many stone sculptures, called moais, which lie along the coas.
The population of Easter Island peaked at around 10,000 in 1600, while the quality of life cont
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ParoIt is difficult to imagine how the islanders moved
such a large statue from the quarry four miles (six kilometers) away;
Paro is the island's largest transported moai.
Lying face down, toppled from its ahu,
Paro weighs 82 tons and is 32.45 feet (9.89 meters) long.
Some theorists estimate it could have taken
400-500 hundred people
to move Paro.
Paro's pukao alone is almost 6 feet (two meters) across,
5.5 feet (1.7 meters) high, and weighs 11.5 tons.
The moaisEaster Island is famous for megalithic remains. The archaeological heritage consists of some 300 stone altars, the AHU, and about 600 stone statues, the moais. When altars were built, the builders were used in some cases remains of ancient statues as construction material. The statues were made in a quarry north-east of the island, next to Ranu Raraku, a dormant volcano. Some have hats reddish stone statues called "Puka" and were manufactured in another quarry at Puna Pau side of the hill sout
DeforestationCivilization of Easter Island degenerated drastically because of overpopulation, deforestation and overexploitation of limited natural resources.
PiracyWas found by English pirate Edward Davis in 1686. As not placed correctly on the map for a long time the explorers were searching for the so-called Land of Davis
Jacob RoggeveenIt was the Dutch that Jakob Roggeveen discovered Easter Day of 1722.
111 peopleIn the seventeenth century it is estimated that there were between 10,000 and 15,000 inhabitants. Just before the arrival of Europeans had dropped to about 2,000 or 3,000. With the deportation of the nineteenth century the population was reduced to 111.
ChileIt was annexed by Chile in 1888 by Policarpo Toro.