The mystery related to Easter Island’s statues’ long move has nearly been solved by a team of archeologists from the University of Hawaii and California State University Long Beach, a recent report has unfolded.
A visit to the Island by a team of Dutch explorers in 1722 on Easter Sunday had led it to discover structures, around 33-foot in height and 80-ton in weight. The statues lying west of South America by 2,150 miles have ever since remained a mystery.
While, the iconic structures or moai were previously being believed to have been shifted with their ability to tilt. Also, some said that the island itself strapped them to tree trunk, thereby moving them. It is now being claimed that native inhabitants of the island must have tied and transported them with ropes.
Terry Hunt, an archeologist and Carl P. Lip, who is an anthropologist, both had even released a book named “The Statues That Walked” of their own last year. The same had explained the power of merely 18 people to move a
10-foot, 5-ton replica only with three strong ropes.
“It’s the first time that one has been excavated in such a way that the documentation was complete and scientific”, said Jo Anne Van Tilburg, a UCLA archaeologist.
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