Easter Island bounces back | News

RAPA NUI, Chile – The Rano Raraku volcano hill in Rapa Nui looks like a place frozen in time.

Buried in grass and volcanic rock, nearly 400 moai – the monolithic human figures carved centuries ago by the Rapanui people of this remote Pacific island – remained untouched until recently. Some are buried from the neck down, the heads apparently observing their surroundings from underground.

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