The WTF Of The Day: Easter Island Statue? [Pic]

Submitted by: catbarf 6 years ago in Science

What the F? Can anyone verify that this happened? I"ve looked all over the Internet and found nothing...
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Female 63
Isn`t the OP referring to the fact that the statue seems like it has a penis carved down there?
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Male 562
YES! I want to go through the Star Gate, PLEASE!
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Male 755
I like trebor extra strong mints.
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Male 2,402
@Jen-o-Bear
@ handys003 Menehunes are Hawaiian

handys003
Really ya think wahine! Most Polynesians understand what a menehune is.
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Female 779
I just did the research for you. Yes this is really happened, the tallest "Moai" is 10 metres. In the early 1990s archaeologists had them moved out of Polynesia.

Wiki Link
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Male 106
I think the OP may be referring to the fact that there are quite a number of these statues, all buried under 50 feet of dirt, if not more. Which would mean that possibly the entire island used to be considerably lower than it is now. Or the fact that these extremely tall stone statues were either carved from stone previously placed there, or moved there and carved afterwards. I guess the better question would be.. why.
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Female 123
@ handys003 Menehunes are Hawaiian.
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Male 11
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Female 1,205
oh man that would be AMAZING! I would love to be one of these people...oh this makes me want to be an archaeologist even more!!!!
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Female 525
"Can anyone verify that this happened" What "this" are you referring to exactly? That a man climbed a rope and stood on top, or that many centuries buried the bottom in dirt? Either way, I`m not sure either of those is shocking?
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Male 2,402
@5Cats
You forgot haunted by little menehunes ;)

Actually the locals are polite and is a very interesting place to visit. Beaches are not the best and currents can be rough during certain seasons. Weather is dictated by the same. Depending on south or northern wind patterns. Plus all mountainous islands in the Pacific have their wet and dry sides. The fishing is so awesome. You can spearfish blindfolded and practically nail a catch.

@SarahofBorg
You must like Jason Scott Lee in the film Rapa Nui.
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Male 2,402
Because most archaeologists are ignorant of Polynesian voyaging/navigation skills that pre-date to over 700 BCE. West to East migration based on Lipita theorem and Asiatic root languages is outdated. Lot`s of different migration from both Asia and the Americas have been occurring for 4000 years. Evidence by the earliest Jumon culture coming to Western Chile.

Rapa Nui (proper name of Easter Island) was settled by native inhabitants of S. America back toward 250 BCE. it`s in the Polynesian hula chants and hulas and genealogy. Retracing to Hatu Matoa coming from the land of Uru (east). Note the similarities of the Hawaiian and Rapa Nui language as resembling Pre-Coloumbian. Also check out statues built by the Toltecs and Chachapoyas as very similar. Also Incan voyaging canoes and Hawaiian voyaging canoes are exact in hull, rudder, and sail rigging. Only the building materials were different. Man is a lot older and were far more advanced in the Pacific than past thought.
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Female 3,562
5cats, Easter Island was like Costa Rica until the people who lived there destroyed all the natural resources. That`s the reason their little civilization collapsed. They spent so much on making bigger and bigger statues that they destroyed the island.
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Male 2,521
"What the F? Can anyone verify that this happened? I`ve looked all over the Internet and found nothing... "

Your lack of research skills is amazing. I just wikied "Easter Island" and came up with this.

"Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues are actually torsos, with most of them ending at the top of the thighs, although a small number of them are complete, with the figures kneeling on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs.[46][47] Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils."

Now obviously, one could only really know this if someone dug to the base of one like in the picture above. So it seems fairly reasonable to me that it did happen.
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Male 916
easter island statue project:
http://www.eisp.org/category/about/letters/
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Male 23
photo shop right?
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Male 37,794
vv I`ve read that Easter Island is a ghod-awful place to live. Desolate, nasty people, bad weather...
Costa Rica on the other hand... :-)
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Male 148
thats pretty badass
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Male 758
I`ve seriously been considering running away to Rapa Nui. It seems so nice there. Or Costa Rica.
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Female 734
That must be the "paro" valtes is talking about in the picture
(If those guys in the picture are about 5`9" then that statue is about 34` tall)
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Male 35
Nope the largest is called paro he is 10meters high which is only 33ft. and it weighs 82 tons
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Male 17,512
Yes, It`s real. Since there are no remaining trees on the island mudslides have buried some Moai almost completely. Researchers have found petroglyphs on them too.
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Male 437
It appears to be covering it`s cack n balls.
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Male 25,416
If its real, thats awesome
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Male 68
Awesome, but nothing new. It`s a moai, the largest found is about 90 feet (30 metres or so?) long.
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Male 11,740
They do have bodies, the tallest is 33 feet tall. This is not news.
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Male 117
search easter island excavations

every things there
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Male 319
I am pretty sure I saw this picture in an encyclopedia or a magazine or sumfin`
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Female 4,359
wow.
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Female 838
Well that`s kinda awesome. I never thought of them having bodies before
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Male 198
UFO UFO UFO
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Male 6,694
Who knew.
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Male 11
@Gerry1of1 - because its drating cool!
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Male 7
Took 2 seconds and 1 query to find a near identical image in the Encyclopedia Britannica:

Look Here
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Male 39
It would be easier to stand them up if you pushed them into a big hole rather than trying to get enough leverage to pull them from the top.
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Female 51
It`s legit. Many have been excavated to expose bodies. Some people say that they have been naturally buried by sediment but others argue they were intended to be buried. This is because almost all of the buried statues have pointed bases, whereas the ones that are intended to sit above ground on platforms have flat bases.


http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/easterisland.htm
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Male 38,483

archeologists uncovering ancient artifacts...

... and this is posted here why?
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Male 554
...they would carve them laying down, roll them in place on logs/sleds and erect them like the obelisk in Egypt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai
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Male 78
this was just one that they discovered had been partially buried. There are others that are just as tall that are not buried at all. Nothing new. Hope this helps.
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Male 1,266
Did you try this?
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Female 4
Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues are actually torsos, with most of them ending at the top of the thighs, although a small number of them are complete, with the figures kneeling on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs.[46][47] Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils." Wikipedia
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Male 1
Yeah, this is an ongoing project. The site for the actual excavation is http://www.eisp.org/
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Male 5,314
wow
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Male 1,455
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