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Easter Island Mystery Solved? [Gif]



For centuries, scientists have tried to solve the mystery of how the colossal stone statues ofEaster Islandmoved. Now there's a new theoryand it rocks.



An illustration of ancient Easter Islanders

The multi-ton behemoths traveled up to 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the quarry where most of them were carved, without the benefit of wheels, cranes, or even large animals.
Scientists have tested many ideas in the past, figuring that the islanders must have used a combination of log rollers, ropes, and wooden sledges. Now a pair of archaeologists have come up with a new theory: Perhaps the statues, known asmoai,were "engineered to move" upright in a rocking motion, using only manpower and rope.

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``We know the truth,`` say the indigenous Rapanui. ``The statues walked.``

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Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1912 Posts
Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:19:17 AM
The legends have always said that the statues "walked" to their locations. This pretty much cinches that.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:04:11 AM
It's Easter Island...They were delivered by a giant bunny.

KLouD
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 210 Posts
Friday, May 2, 2014 7:16:29 PM
5Cats is right. In fact this was posted on this site over 3 years ago. Unless someone has a better way of doing it I'm sticking with this.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5616 Posts
Friday, May 2, 2014 4:46:03 PM

There's a bigger mystery here ...





spanz
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 469 Posts
Friday, May 2, 2014 2:01:53 PM
that was pretty convincing....but we all know it was aliens.

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