Oceania

Moai Madness: Mystery of Easter Island

by Chris on January 26, 2011

The more you learn about the mystery of Easter Island moai, the more you want to know.
Mystery of Easter Island

This post is third in a series about Easter Island. Today I plan to dive a little more into the mystery of Easter Island, focusing more on the island’s history since “outsiders” arrived. (Read my post on how the moai were built). When the first Europeans arrived on Rapa Nui in  1722 – Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen, who […]

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Moai Madness: Rapa Nui History

by Chris on January 23, 2011

It’s impossible to fully enjoy Easter Island without diving into Rapa Nui history. The best place for this is the Ranu Raraku crater, where more than 350 moai lie in various stages of construction.
Rapa Nui history, moai quarry on Easter Island

This post is second in a series about Easter Island. A trip to Easter Island is inconceivable without diving into Rapa Nui history. Otherwise, you can’t begin to understand the origins of the stone statues, or moai, that give the island its fame. Before I left on my trip, I picked up “Collapse: How Societies […]

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It took me 15 hours flying time to get to Easter Island. But that’s better than before, thanks to new Lan flights to Easter Island from Lima.
Moai on Easter Island, Rapa Nui

It took me 15 hours flying time to get to Easter Island. But that’s better than before, thanks to new Lan flights to Easter Island from Lima.

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