Easter Island heads have bodies?

Monday, June 04, 2012
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Archeologists have excavated some of the Easter Island heads and have discovered that they have bodies as well. Apparently this has been known for some time; in 1914-15 there was an expedition which excavated, and photographed, some of the bodies. Still, this was news to me.

The Easter Island Statue Project (EISP)has recently excavated several more of the bodies. They have hands and feet carved into them, as well as petroglyphs. There is some controversy over why the bodies are buried. Some people believe they were intentionally buried, while others -- the EISP included -- believe the bodies were covered by material eroding from the above hill tops.

There are more pictures at Wall to Watch's post: Statues of Easter Island


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