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Divers, Easter Island  Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic

"Tourists diving on Easter Island's reef encounter a fake moai, made for a 1994 Hollywood movie and then sunk offshore." Photograph by Randy Olson From "Easter Island," National Geographic, July 2012

Our Week on Easter Island | Professional Hiatus

professional Rapa Nui, New Zealand [NOTE: Easter Island is a special territory…

Moai on Anakena Beach - Easter Island, Chile

The Mystery of Easter Island

Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established an original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai.

Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. 300 established an original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island - CHILE

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people.

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