Easter Island had around 5,800 residents in 2012. Over 60% of these people are descendants of the native Rapa Nui people.
Easter Island is one of the world’s most famous yet least visited archaeological sites.
Easter Island, also called Rapa Nui, is a Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean.
Easter Island is famous for having 887 massive statues, called moai, which were sculpted and erected by the early Rapa Nui people.
The moai (statues) were made to honor the chiefs and ancestors of the Rapa Nui people.
Facts and Summary
The mali statues are located on Easter Island and were created by the Rapa Nui people. They were created to honor the chiefs and ancestors on the island. There are 887 known Moai statues, the tallest being 72 feet high, and weighing over 160 tons. They are made from volcanic stone called "tuff". ironic