Monday, February 22, 2010

Please sir, may I have some Maoi?

The giant maoi are statues found on Easter Island. The statues are thought to be generalized depictions of various important tribal chiefs. So far 887 maoi have been located on the island. Believed to have been carved, transported, and erected between AD 1400 and 1600, 288 of the statues are located in "display areas", 397 of the statues are still in the quarries where they were made and the rest are along the way or "in transit" on the island. Here come the stats:

Height: 13 feet high

Weight: Approximately 14 tons

Conclusion: The Maoi of Easter Island weigh more than me.

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