Plundered statue reignites debate about museum relics; NBC

“We are just a body. You, the British people, have our soul … You have kept him for 150 years. Just give us some months.”

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Easter Islanders Arrive in London With Massive Empty Suitcase; Wade Massey; 234 Vibes News

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7 Wonders Of The World 2019. By Travellers; for Travellers; Saxon; Thirty Summers

A NEW 7-Wonders list compiled by the members of the global Travchat community – one of the world’s largest weekly travel forums. A list selected by travellers, for travellers. How many …

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Easter Island Heads – Giant Statues in the South Pacific; Lina Stock; Divergent Travelers

Easter Island (also called Rapa Nui in Polynesian) is an island belonging to Chile, even though it is 3,000 km […]

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Easter Island sunrise at Ahu Tongariki! Moai statues, stone heads, Rano Raraku quarry tours; La Carmina Blog

Easter Island is one of the strangest places on Planet Earth. With stone-faced statues and weird landscapes, it’s no surprise that some truly believe UFOs landed here! Visiting “Isla de Pascua” was one of my long-time travel goals. This year, I finally made it to the land of the moai. As you’ll see in this story, it surpassed my high expectations.

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Easter Island limits tourism in preservation efforts; Stacey Lastoe & Lilit Marcus; CNN

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It’s a five-hour flight to Chile’s Easter Island (Rapa Nui) from the nation’s capital of Santiago.

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Visit 30 countries and 45 UNESCO World Heritage in the ultimate 117-day cruise; Rosie Rizauskas; The Sun

CRUISES aren’t everybody’s idea of a good time, but fans of them will like the sound of this. A new cruise, run by Regent Seven Seas Cruises will let you see close to the whole world on an epic 117…

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Easter Island Sets Tourist Limit; Meredith Carey; Conde Nast Traveler

The home of the moai is trying to curb the number of visitors and residents alike.

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A Travel Expert Explains Why Easter Island Is A Dream Vacation Spot; Alia Stearns; Uproxx

Travel expert and lover of the strange, La Carmina lists the reasons you need to visit Easter Island.

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The mystery of how hats were put on Easter Island statues may have been solved; GoBeats

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A team of researchers in the US says it may have solved the mystery of how the massive and incredibly heavy red scoria hats were placed atop the select Easter Island statues, or moai, that wear them, according to a Pennsylvania State University news release.

The matter has long perplexed many as the headgear measures up to 6.5 feet in diameter and weighs roughly 13 tons.

The statues themselves stand up to 33 feet tall.

“The best explanation for the transport of the…[hats] from the quarry is by rolling the raw material to the location of the moai…Once at the moai, the [hats] were rolled up large ramps to the top of a standing statue using a parbuckling technique,” Carl P. Lipo is quoted as saying in the release.

According to the statement, “Parbuckling is a simple and efficient technique…[where]…the center of a long rope is fixed to the top of a ramp and the two trailing ends are wrapped around the cylinder to be moved.”

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