Do the Easter Island Heads Really Have Bodies?

Posted: December 13, 2016 in History
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I had never really considered this question till I saw this post.Fascinating

Michael Bradley - Time Traveler

Do the Easter Island Heads Really Have Bodies?
Easter Island “heads” on the slope of Rano Raraku volcano.

Credit: Image via Shutterstock

The mysterious Easter Island statues — hundreds of huge, ancient carved stone heads that guard the hilly Pacific island landscape — may actually have bodies, according to an email showing excavations at the site.

The email, which made the rounds in May 2012, contained photos of a startling excavation project at Easter Island. According to the email, archaeologists were in the process of unearthing the statues’ bodies, which were gradually buried by 500-plus years of erosion.

But are those surprising images, and the excavation project they depict, actually real? Are the famous Easter Island heads really full-bodied figures? [Image Gallery: Walking Easter Island Statues]

Turns out, so many people were seeking an answer that “we were swamped by over 3…

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