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Expedition Unknown: Hunt For ExtraTerrestrials asks: Did aliens visit Easter Island millennia ago?; James Wray; Monster & Critics


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Expedition Unknown: Hunt For ExtraTerrestrials takes a look at the mysteries of Easter Island as Josh Gates looks for evidence of alien life.

This week Josh Gates and the Expedition Unknown: Hunt For ExtraTerrestrials team head to Easter Island which some ancient alien theorists think aliens could have visited in the distant past.

Easter Island or Rapa Nui (in Polynesian) lies in the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and is most famous for the 887 statues that gaze out across the landscape.

Known as moai, they were created by the Rapa Nui civilization over hundreds of years, with initial settlement of the world’s most remote island taking place between 700 and 1100 CE.

However, as the population increased and invasive species like the Polynesian rat upset the ecosystem the civilisation began to decline.

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Easter Island – Ten Geographic Facts; Amanda Briney; ThoughtCo


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Easter Island, also called Rapa Nui, is a small island located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is considered a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is most famous for its large moai statues that were carved by native peoples between 1250 and 1500. The island is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and much of the island’s land belongs to the Rapa Nui National Park.

Easter Island has recently been in the news because many scientists and writers have used it as a metaphor for our planet.

Easter Island’s native population is believed to have overused its natural resources and collapsed. Some scientists and writers claim that global climate change and resource exploitation may lead to the planet collapsing as did the population on Easter Island. These claims, however, are highly disputed.

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10 amazing ancient wonders that still remain a mystery; BlackB; FerocesMente


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Throughout history civilizations have been born and lost countless times. In modern times through our accumulation of knowledge, anthropologists and archaeologists have tried to piece together a timeline of the rise and fall of civilizations.

However, through new discoveries and the hard work of many researchers, more previously unknown civilizations are being looked at in a new light. All of these are ancient and they are a sign of the major probability that we do not know as much as we would like about our history as we believe we do.

10. The Unfinished Obelisk In Egypt

One of the most famous stones left behind is the ‘Unfinished’ Obelisk, taller than any known obelisk ever raised. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan).

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10 amazing ancient wonders that still remain a mystery; FerocesMente


Chile – Rapa Nui National Park

Throughout history civilizations have been born and lost countless times. In modern times through our accumulation of knowledge, anthropologists and archaeologists have tried to piece together a timeline of the rise and fall of civilizations.

However, through new discoveries and the hard work of many researchers, more previously unknown civilizations are being looked at in a new light. All of these are ancient and they are a sign of the major probability that we do not know as much as we would like about our history as we believe we do.

10. The Unfinished Obelisk In Egypt

One of the most famous stones left behind is the ‘Unfinished’ Obelisk, taller than any known obelisk ever raised. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan).

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Exploring the Remote Wilds of Easter Island; Jen Murphy; Vogue


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I board my plane bound for Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on the planet, floating some 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile. Its treeless landscape, anchored by three extinct volcanoes and fringed with sandy beaches, is home to more horses than humans. And the story behind its totemic moai, formidable figurines carved out of volcanic rock, are one of the world’s last mysteries.

Exploring Easter Island feels like traveling back in time; like journeying to another galaxy. Everything here is foreign and wild. Life is simple and its fragility is omnipresent. The bones of horses lie scattered across rocky volcanic fields, the winds howl and high waves violently lash the island’s western shores. There’s an allure to this stark, seemingly inhospitable landscape.

From Santiago, Chile, it’s a nearly five-hour flight to Easter Island.

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