Durable polyresin (stone imitation)
Dimensions : 20 x 10 x 8 cm
These monolithic statues have been a mystery to historians for ages. They would have been cut between the 13th and 16th centuries by the Haumaka civilization. Their dimensions are impressive, sometimes reaching up to 9 meters high and weighing 80 tons! There are about 900 statues on Easter Island. They are mainly located on the coast with their particularity being that they all turn their backs to the sea - with one exception.
The transportation of the statues from the stone quarries from where they were cut to their final destination had long baffled historians. It seems that wooden logs were used to drag the statues to their resting places. Some historians believe that the construction Frenzy of the Moai combined with their mode of transport (tree trunks, which accelerated deforestation of the island) was the cause of the Easter Island civilization falling into ruin.
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