#just bringing this back...
#cos i'm proud of my commentary
#and some people still don't know this
ARCHAEOLOGISTS Y U NO DID THIS BEFORE?!
Oh….there’s stuff underneath…
Actually, archaeologists have known that these statues (Moai) have bodies for years, since the first excavations. As seen from the site Ahu Tongariki, fifteen of these statues were found toppled over (due to tides and civil unrest) and were restored in the 1960s.
These photos above are from Rano Raraku, a large quarry where many of these statues still are, buried to their heads, some are even buried in face-deep. This is where excavations were made as far back as in 1914-15 by Katharine and William Routledge, exposing their torsos, much like the photos above.
These photos above are from the Easter Island Statue Project in November 2012, where two more statues were dug out.
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