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June 9, 2012

Revealed: Bodies of the Easter Island Statues


From Weird Things:



They're featured in the title of practically every documentary or television show dealing with mysterious places.


But now a fairly recent investigation called the EISP (Easter Island Statue Project) is uncovering something not well known about the heads of Easter Island: they have bodies.


While experts have known about the bodies for several decades now, it's only recently that tourists have been able to visit the dig sites up close and see that the enigmatic heads actually sit on the shoulders of figures complete down to the feet.

There are over 1,000 heads scattered across the island and most of their bodies have simply been covered up by time.

Why is this such a big deal if experts knew about the bodies the whole time? As the bodies are excavated, petroglyphs once hidden on the statues' backs along with other artifacts which laid at the feet of the statues on what used to be the top layer of soil are uncovering more and more clues about the mysterious islanders who once called Easter Island home.



[via Richard Kashdan and the Daily Mail]

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Posted by: leo | Jun 10, 2012 7:29:19 AM

They all say: Anesthologists did this to me!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 10, 2012 2:15:07 AM

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