Those big old Easter Island heads? They also have bodies.

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    This has actually been known for many years, but seeing the pictures is a bit of a surprise.

    Hidden treat: The Easter Island heads also have BODIES
    And what else did the team discover??
    more, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above

    Your basic Easter Island head w/body
     
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  3. Nova

    Nova New Member

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    Thank you. I'm embarrassed to admit I did not know this.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I read it in an article someplace, National Geographic maybe, and they had an artist's representation of what the bodies probably looked like. I then forgot all about it till today when I saw the article.
     
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    Frankly, I still don't understand how ancient Polynesians found an island that is 1,500 miles from the nearest land in the first place! It's hard to imagine setting out across the Pacific in a dugout canoe.

    Of course, Captain Bligh made the same trip in the opposite direction from Pitcairn Island.

    Maybe like Bligh, the first Easter Islanders had no choice.
     
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    buffetoflies New Member

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    sorry woofy, but this is old news! Well, the part about the statues having bodies anyway. I've seen pics that looked like they were from 20 years ago, going off how the excavators(?) were dressed. I did not know this things about how 'they' got them to stand upright.

    The old article had better pics though. On there you could see from the front... some of them had arms with the hands clasped by the belly.

    I just want to know who (or what) set them up like that.

    (I have no intention of finding the older article about this fyi)
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Ah well! Old news or new news, it is most certainly free news! Can't ask for your money back on this, lol.
     
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  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I think stones can maintain reverberations of things past. I once lived in a house with many unusual things happening, built from stone quarried nearby. It wasn't a "ghost" exactly - but maybe a past still vibrant sounding through.
     
  10. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    Soooooo cool!
     
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    nao New Member

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    yea it was'nt ghosts, more like emotions and old memories, pride and power, hard to explain, but it was special to me, i allways felt respect for the old stones.
     
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    As I said, it was news to me. Or just as likely, I had forgotten it. I've read Professor Diamond's book, COLLAPSE, which devotes a chapter to Easter Island and its decline. It's hard to imagine he didn't mention it. But because I hadn't seen pictures, it didn't register.

    Thanks, wfgodot!
     

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