moai

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moai

(ˈməʊaɪ)
n, pl moai
(Anthropology & Ethnology) any of the gigantic carved stone figures found on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
[from Rapanui (the Polynesian language of Easter Island), literally: statue, figurine]
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The theories are endless and some suggest aliens built the pyramids, Stonehenge, the Easter Island statues and Peruvian land markings as a landing strip for spaceships.
Some Easter Island statues are at risk of being lost to the sea because of coastal erosion.
INSPIRED: Steven King with his bike, above, riding it right, the Easter Island statues, above left and Captain Cook, above right Pictures by IAN COOPER
org/) The iconic Easter Island statues may not be the only mysteries on Rapa Nui - bacteria found in soil on the Polynesian territory may hold the key to curing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The authors cite everything from Easter Island statues to a Kwakiutl totem pole to a Siberian tale of a maid who takes a skull as her groom, to how Mary Shelley's Frankenstein prefigured Hesse's haunted bride.
The players lost the matches on the field, they were the ones who missed tackles, fired out bad passes, missed goal kicks and displayed the mobility of Easter Island statues in the first half against France.
Pass out paper on which you have drawn an outlined shape of a head similar to the head shape of the Easter Island statues.
A TEAM of archaeologists claimed yesterday to have solved the mystery as to how the famous Easter Island statues acquired their distinctive red hats.
London, September 7 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has solved the ancient mystery of why the odd-looking statues on the Easter Island statues wear red hats.
Here is a sample: in the entry on Easter Island, Melton describes (in about 1,000 words) a concise history of the island, Thor Heyerdahl's voyage on the Ken Tiki and how his publicity changed the fate of the island, and archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg's conclusion that the famous Easter Island statues represent stylized images of various chiefs: "they appear to have served as contact points for communication with divine entities.
On one side of the world, archeologists debate how the Egyptian pyramids were built; on the other, they ponder the Easter Island statues.
Betfair - new seven wonders of the world: 1-50 Great Wall of China, 1-10 Taj Mahal, 1-7 Machu Picchu, 1-7 Colosseum, 2-5 Acropolis, 1-2 Easter Island statues, 4- 7 Chichen Itza, 4-7 Christ the Redeemer, 5-4 Petra, 3 Stonehenge, 7-2 Statue of Liberty, 9-2 Eiffel Tower.