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 giant statues of Easter Island are the subject of a talk at Middlesbrough's Captain Cook Birthplace Museum.
For more information on the monolithic statues of Easter Island, visit:
Highlights include five Caribbean islands, bird-spotting in Costa Rica's rainforests, visiting the mud city of Chan Chan in Peru and exploring the Moai statues of Easter Island.
Among the places left out were Stonehenge; the Acropolis in Athens, Greece; the Statues of Easter Island, Chile; Cambodia's Angkor; Turkey's Hagia Sophia; and Russia's Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral.
AS cultural images go, the giant stone statues of Easter Island take some beating.
In ``Mystery Quest,'' young viewers will learn about the purpose of Stonehenge, the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle and about the enormous statues of Easter Island.