Easter Island, one of the most spectacular SuperNatural Sites in the world, was discovered (or more accurately, first encountered) by the Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday, 1722.
The most isolated, inhabited island in the world, Easter Island is best known for its monumental statues called Moai - created by the Rapanui people - which have captured the imagination of archaeologists, explorers, and laymen alike.
And so, with the Easter holiday season rapidly approaching, and our own imaginations preoccupied with visions of spring-break frivolity, we thought the timing perfect to share this spectacular Panoramic photography of Easter Island that was recently acquired by the MuSuNaHi.
This comprehensive camera-work provides a profound perspective on the Moai; the strange, ever-staring statues that stand with their backs to the ocean, gazing inland over their island home.
The tallest Moai, knows as Paro, stood 10 meters (33ft) and weighed 75 tons; the heaviest was a much squatter specimen that tips the scales at a staggering 86 tons.
Of course, the most ambitious Moai is an unfinished statue that, when completed, would have stood 21 meters (69ft) and weighed an almost inconceivable 270 tons.
That’s well over half of a million pounds.
How these mesmerizing monoliths were built, moved, and erected remain one of the many mysteries that continue to keep the staff here at the MuSuNaHi up nights.
It’s a conundrum almost as mind-boggling as why the ensemble cast of LOST continues to trust Benjamin Linus.
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