Easter Island Statues
Easter Island’s Statues Reveal Bodies Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs Standing some 2,000 miles west of Chile, For a long time it was believed that the massive statutes consisted of just the heads. However, in October 2011, when the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, scientists could reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined.
An expedition led by Jacob Roggeveen somewhat presumptuously renamed Easter Island because it arrived on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722. The people already living there prefer Te Pito o Te Henua, or nowadays, Rapa Nui. We visited at the climax of a 2500 mile voyage by reed boat in 2000: www.nickthorpe.co.uk/books/eight-men-and-a-duck/