Easter Island Statues Dug upThe Easter Island statues dug up
Researchers find new evidence behind the secret of the antique statues of Easter Island. Every year more than 50,000 travellers visit a small island in the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island. There, they admire several hundred giant rock figures known as mowing eyes. Humans have been wondering for ages what the statues were for.
And now a research group says they've discovered new evidence of the old secret. The Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui (RAH-puh NOO-ee), has been fascinating since the first landing of Europe's discoverers on Easter Sunday in 1722. It is estimated by specialists that the first residents of the island came from other Pacific Isles around the year 400.
These colonists were carving the giant statues of stones about 500 to 800 years ago. The most of the moais we see in the photos look like they' re just people. In the course of the ages about 150 of the statues were partly entombed, because the debris was flushed down from the hill above them. Easter Island Statue Project scientists have for most of the last two years spends most of their time diggin g/unburying two of the partly-burial statues.
Excavation has approached scientists to the decision of a mystery of statues. Our staff painstakingly examined petroglyphic or petroglyphic engraving on the back of the statues. In the woodcarvings, which they consider a boat, they found a crescent-shaped symbole. You believe that the mai was constructed in honour of the forefathers ( "members of a long time ago living family") and that the icon is a kind of sign.
They are planning to dig up more statues to learn more about the connection between the kayak icon and the statues.
The amazing ancient world of Easter Island
Whereas Easter Island was probably first explored and populated by Polynesians (probably from the Marquesas Islands, just off Tahiti), most major archeologists believe that the period of archaeological excavations and movements of the statues was between 1100 and 1680.
It' basing on the radio-carbon datation of timber, bones and shells embedded in and around the statues and the Rano Raraku stone mines. But we don't know how deep these things were bury. In fact, the date could have been placed there long after the statues had been made.
At present, 887 statues of various size (sometimes gigantic) are listed, and most of them are still near the stone pit. They are often entombed under tens of feet of "wandering earth". After all, these statues stand on the steep rock faces of the stone pit and are practically unearthed. In 2011, when one of the large statues of Mosaic was fully exposed, many archeologists were amazed to discover that the Mosaic were not only minds, but had even bigger underground shells.
Of course, this led Blogger and others to speculate about how old the statues could be. Whereas the natives may have been near these statues five hundred years ago and left all kinds of dating materials for later analyses, these humans did not necessarily make these statues. Not much is known about the island's odd writing, which contains pictorial and geometrical forms; often the characters of a bird man with his hands and feet are in different locations.
It was first mentioned in 1864 by Eugene Eyraud, a local missionsary. When Eyraud realized the importance of a literary vocabulary on a small, secluded island in the South Pacific, he sent copies to the Archbishop of Tahiti. On Easter Island it was then assumed that it was a civilization that was insulated from the evolution of script, arts, megalithic architecture and so on.
During Eyraud's reign, some of the island's "kings" were still able to read the rogorongo plates, but they quickly became extinct. A few were taken to the Peruvian Guanos. In The Mysteries of Easter Island, Franis Maziere, the famous writer and archeologist from France, said that the last man privy to the pills of rice roughage was dead of the disease and had once said so:
Obviously, the once righteous hypothesis that the solid statues of Easter Island were brought to their place by the use of wood rolls or sledges has some problems: On the one hand, the island is so stony that it would have been almost impossibility to move tree trunks with or without statues over it.
Jean-Michel Schwartz says in his 1975 The Mysteries of Easter Island that he believed that the statues were not moving by rolls of wood or sledges, but by cables that "walked" the same way that you could run a fridge by first tipping it aside and pushing the air-supported part forward before putting it down again.
In this way, the statues could really be designed to move around the island like a cotton ball. Together with 20 other men, they wrapped cables around a sculpture and leant it from side to side as they pulled it forward with the cable, a light variant of Schwartz's technique. It' s an inspired hypothesis that considers the legend of the statues, but was it the real technique?
In essence, we can classify contemporary archeological accounts of the movement of statues into two categories: 1 ) Move the statues on the back or on the stomach on sledges or 2) Move while you stand, like a fridge. However, obviously, when all early detectives were faced with the issue of having to move 5-ton statues all over the island (not just a few hundred metres), the simplest way to do it, considering the raw ways allegedly available, would have been to move them on backs and abdomen with some kind of sledge.
The island is also very rugged, so streets and clear paths would have to be made. You said that the "statues went". "They didn't say the statues slipped into place and then got up - they said they were gone. The obvious issue is why do elementary men even try to move giant statues that weighs at least five tonnes and are usually 20 to 40 tonnes?
Other people say that the vessel was an early portrayal of a British vessel visiting the island. These statues seem to have stood as they are found today and were usually 40 to 50ft high. The carvings on the stomach of a sculpture seem to be much older than the island's discoveries in 1722.
It must be hundreds of years older. The statues around the volcano craters were very different from the statues around the volcano craters and the remains around the island. Whereas the Moai, which were built on decks at the island's periphery, were apparently placed to guard the island, the purposes of those around the craters were different.
A lot of explorers believe that the people near the craters were just waitin' to be pulled out, to "walk" on their amphitheatre somewhere on the island, so to speak. The big braid stains on all statues were something else to note. These statues were thousands of years old.
It was only slightly bigger than the one on the statues themselves. Vinapu is home to a partly demolished brick block of magalithic architecture that is essentially unparalleled on the island but not unparalleled in the whole isle. It was not only similar but also the same design as in Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo in the high Andes of Peru.
In Vinapu it is often said that the building is the same as Tiwanaku, although Tiwanaku is missing from the pillow sides, which are mainly found in the surroundings of Cuzco. In the Sillustani and Cutimbo remains, however, there are padded or curved ramparts, both on mesas-flat capped hills near Lake Titicaca, usually referred to as the Tiwanaku ancestry.
It is probably confused by the general agreement that Tiwanaku dates from before the Incas and is millennia old. The fact that the Vinapu remains on Easter Island are of the same design gives the unlikely impression that the Incas constructed the plate. In Cuzco and elsewhere, this kind of design can be seen on the former and bigger, multi-purpose design.
I' m talking about the edifice found on Easter Island and in the Peruvian Andes around Cuzco - both places known as" the hub of the world" (by chance?) - are apparently constructed by the same mystical humans who were before the Incas. If a migratory civilization accidentally discovers the giant ramparts of an inhabited town, it seems to be only logical to move in, lay a canopy over the building and call it home.
Easter Island was undoubtedly a declining civilization at the times of Europe's invention. As the first discoverers arrived on the island, the locals lived in shelters. Were the Vinapu precise masonry the results of electric appliances, as some suspect, Tiwanaku and Puma Punku? Did a torrential rain of tsunamis strike the island that buried the statues in many metres of dirt and silt?
1 ) Easter Island was part of a now sunk Pacific Ocean and the statues are on a mountain top from a catastrophe perhaps ten thousand years ago or more. 2 ) Easter Island was perhaps somewhat bigger and an early basis for Sumerians and Rama Empire navigators, around 3000 BC.
Easter Island (and perhaps Tiwanaku) was devastated by a catastrophe around 2000-1000 BC. The statues were rebuilt and postmegalithic places like Orongo and many of the smaller ahu' s were made. Nevertheless, many statues remain as they are today. 3 ) The Polynesians arrive around 300 A.D. and begin the many MEGALITE buildings on the previously inhabited island.
In 900-1200 AD a tidal wave struck the island and the statues were graveled. Several statues were placed at the island's edges pointing inwards to "prevent" other disasters. Several catastrophes had struck Easter Island a thousand years ago, perhaps 9000 BC. The Easter Island must have been plagued by taifunas and tzunamis over the years.
How many devastating cataclysm have seen these giant statues?