Easter island heads have bodies!??

By | May 15, 2012

“Excavations of the bodies have been going on for many years, you can find out more from the Easter Island Statue Project. It’s generally accepted that the statues were made sometime between 1250 and 1500 AD. There is controversy surrounding why the bodies are buried. Was it time and erosion, or were they buried on purpose? Aliens? The soil surrounding the bodies for so long has preserved interesting carvings (petroglyphs, or rock markings)..”

via Easter island heads have bodies!?? | Thinkbox.

Snopes says this one is true:

The 887 monolithic human figures carved from rock on Easter Island (known as moai) are familiar to many people through iconic images that show the statues to be either just heads or a combination of heads and shoulders only. That conception of the Easter Island statues as nothing more than giant heads is reinforced by the fact that the heads on the statues are disproportionately large in comparison to their bodies and the circumstance that the bottoms of some of the statues are set deep into the ground. Although many viewers are surprised to learn the moai actually do have bodies, that information is not a recent discovery: many of the moai are situated fully above ground and are therefore displayed in their entirety, and some of them even sport arms and red hats.  In recent years the Easter Island Statue Project (EISP) has undertaken efforts to excavate and study some of the moai, thereby revealing previously hidden portions of the statues. Last updated:   14 May 2012

See my previous article on Easter Island.


2 thoughts on “Easter island heads have bodies!??

  1. Mece

    No time to even write your own text eh? hotlinking images too, broken images! Can’t use your own bandwidth and have to use other people’s ? so lazy, leach…. 🙂

  2. Xeno Post author

    Hi there. As with all excerpts on this blog, I link back to your original article and make it clear at the top of this page what is my writing and what is quoted text.

    Actually, I wrote my own article on Easter Island in 2002, ten years before this one.

    Some people appreciate bloggers spreading the word as I do. It generates more traffic to your site and more interest.

    I’ve removed all but one image now and placed that on my own server since you seem concerned about bandwidth. A few minutes after you complained, you can verify that I’m now using ZERO bandwidth from your site. Other people actually prefer that I use images from their site so they can keep track of the traffic.

    I see you’ve used only words that other people already invented. Does that make you a lazy word leech? 😉

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