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Easter Island, Chile

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The Easter Island is a home in all probability probably the most nicely-recognized archaeological web sites inside the Pacific Ocean. The Island is tiny and hilly of volcanic origin. The Easter Island is Located about  3,500 kilometers off the shores of Chile. a Mystery surrounds the meaning of the big earlier statues (Named Moai). whereas the Moai statues are believed to be some type of religious symbols, the easiest way that they had been transported from the volcano quarry to their current areas throughout the Island puzzles many archaeologists to these days. Easter Island is a couple of 6 hour flight from Santiago. Prices on the island are pretty extreme, so put collectively your self. The title “Easter Island” was given by Jacob Roggeveen, in 1722, (the island’s first recorded European explorer, The island’s official Spanish title is Isla de Pascua, (which is “Easter Island” in Spanish). The  Polynesian title of the island is Rapa Nui.

For additional information go to Wikipedia – Easter Island

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Next  image by David Berkowitz (photograph has been cropped  licenses cc 2.0)

 

Easter Island, Chile

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a Moai - Easter Island, Chile

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Easter Island from above

 

 

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