New Secrets Of Easter Island Statues Revealed – The Heads Have Bodies Too!

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Mysteries, Reality's Edge with 42 Comments
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By Vandita | We Are Anonymous

This is a classic example of “there is more to it than meets the eye”. Images from the excavation of Easter Island’s renowned giant head statues has revealed that the heads actually have bodies that extend deep underground and the bodies are in fact marked with detailed tattoos.

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The Easter Island Statue Project has been excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, and the images uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones and the people who built them. The team of archeologists also found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.


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“Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies! More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering,” said Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Director, EISP, on the project website.

“The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues. This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues] that they are heads only,” he added.

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The team has also discovered that the dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues. The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements. Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks. Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes. Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright.

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In the pavement under one statue, the scientists found a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka. The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka. A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.

The Easter Island statues, called Moai, have dotted the Chilean Polynesian island since 1250 C.E. At 82-tons, the tallest of them reaches an impressive 33-feet high.

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  1. 10153392312787896@facebook.com' Andrew Horton says:

    Wow

  2. 990694044305343@facebook.com' Amen Femus says:

    Well they don’t look like that

  3. 1126902397381938@facebook.com' Amii Brooks says:

    SOOOOOO DOPE!! not only do they got bodies, but there are markings all over them!

  4. 1093657067322143@facebook.com' Phillip Zane says:

    the giants of rapanui

  5. 10208797446883213@facebook.com' Annalaura Robbins says:

    Mike John Behun look at this!

  6. 674339452706178@facebook.com' John Scarborough says:

    I can’t believe no one has ever dugout around them before now

  7. 10156134930790111@facebook.com' Laurie Sutcliffe says:

    old news

  8. 1547799805548476@facebook.com' Alim Haidari Varasi says:

    Difinetly

  9. 234528410220135@facebook.com' Mikołaj Kraszewski says:

    Aliens

  10. 1106028679453736@facebook.com' Ugochukwu Osuji says:

    Puzzle upon puzzle

  11. 895491700540793@facebook.com' Silver Fox says:

    This is interesting but it is old — very old — news !

  12. 469512733250520@facebook.com' Sue Ainsley says:

    Load of trollop .

  13. gndale49@gmail.com' Greg says:

    Thor Heyerdahl discovered in the mid-50s that the heads were more than just heads. Unfortunately, mainstream archaeology remained stuck in its usual head in the ground way of dealing with anomalies it can’t explain. The heads on Easter Island are not just heads. They are complete statues that have been buried over time through the natural effects of erosion. It takes thousands of years to do this. The residents of the island did not bury them. The claim that the statues have been there only since the mid 1200s is completely absurd.

    • dylanbryson@hotmail.com' dylan says:

      It was one of the last places for humans to settle.. and yes it was 1200 years if you read into it. I think they buried them because sliding the whole statue into a hole was the easiest way to erect the statue…?

  14. 961238883931695@facebook.com' Mark Richards says:

    Seriously? Nobody thought to look before this?

  15. 1098327420211973@facebook.com' Candi Mitchell says:

    cool they have tattoos that’s awesome.

  16. 961037107311309@facebook.com' Deirdre Halpin says:

    cool….I’d love to see them

  17. 1002709343104721@facebook.com' Patricia Beard says:

    ?

  18. 915872841866258@facebook.com' Ningsih Wahyuningsih says:

    Wow amazing and really interesting

  19. 1696798313929224@facebook.com' Dennis Korec says:

    I knew about this thanks to research in wonders on YouTube

  20. 1020024531373843@facebook.com' Margaret Fenton says:

    Of course they do, Did you ever doubt this? Read Aku Aku

  21. 1113660198644668@facebook.com' Cathy Acierto says:

    Awesome!

  22. 10205291904086421@facebook.com' Julie A Dorman says:

    They’ve been dug out now, old news kinda

  23. 199327297091007@facebook.com' Donald Retrac says:

    Old, old news. Nothing new here. Move on.

  24. 801990373268221@facebook.com' Margie Pardilla Rabe says:

    woooooah!! well must show to the public..

  25. 767350386727170@facebook.com' Mat Spence says:

    you dont seriously believe that bullshit do you

  26. 445212445669560@facebook.com' Suzanne Kathleen says:

    RV Burgee III

  27. 1521124138211736@facebook.com' Stephanie Nuzzolo says:

    Cool.

  28. 1287474801279719@facebook.com' Melody Sarmiento Agbas says:

    Amazing..

  29. padowds9@gmail.com' Egyptians says:

    33 feet high! What!

  30. 10153680506547949@facebook.com' Stu Clark says:

    Ya I saw video, its legit…but how the fuck did that go unnoticed? For so long? I remember watching a documentary thay stated that the ppl of easter island were able to chisel amd move the stone heads with relative ease and thay is how they got set up. So this news changes everything and ofcoarse the only thing publishing it is world truth, the one that throws a ton of bullshit out for you to sort thru and figure out for yourself whether its legit or not.

  31. 948173371870792@facebook.com' Barry Flanagan says:

    Thor Hyerdahl did thid in 1955. Where have you been?

  32. 10201534715527139@facebook.com' Rich Krause says:

    Hey if it’s on the Internet it must be true huh, Lol …….??

  33. 1066071833436650@facebook.com' Jacqueline Jehee says:

    Bijzonder!

  34. 10208084869255609@facebook.com' Jan DeGuzman says:

    On my bucket list

  35. tigerking2004@gmail.com' tyson says:

    hello Confucius

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