Places in News: Easter Island


  • Scientists have found a previously undiscovered moai on Easter Island, uncovering the large stone statue in a dry lake bed on the tiny, remote island in the middle of the Pacific.

Easter Island
Courtesy: Britannica

Key Details on Easter Island

  • Geologists were studying the site after fires swept through the area last year.
  • It could mean more figures and tools used by the ancestral Rapa Nui people are buried nearby in the once-underwater site.
  • Easter Island, a Chilean territory some 2,200 miles (3,540 km) from the mainland, is a protected national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Researchers believe the island’s first residents arrived more than 1,000 years ago and that its famous monolithic human figures were erected about 400 to 700 years ago.
  • An island and special territory of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. 

Source: TH

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