|Why were the statues on
Easter Island built?
No one is sure.
What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there.
The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over
twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass.
Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the
but many believe that they were created about
500 years ago in the
of local leaders of a lost civilization.
Pictured above, a large stone statue appears to ponder the distant
Large Magellanic Cloud
before a cloudy sky that features the bright stars
Credit & Copyright:
(Los Cielos de Chile)