How was Easter Island madeWhat was the origin of Easter Island?
" The island never had a name for the people. You had words for every cliff and bay, but not a single one for your home as a whole. No other island, no other continents in view or far away; it was the whole world.
However, for the fearless seafarers who set up on this 48,000 hectare cliffs towards the end of the first millenium, it was the end of a long journey. In the order of 100,000 years after the first Gay Sabiens went from Africa to Asia, about 40,000 years after he went from Asia to Oceania, and a few thousand years after he came to Fiji and Samoa, he landed on Easter Island.
A few of us have worked really harder to make it better. They built huge stony tombs. There are 313 rock plattforms, or hu, circling the island; less than every kilometre, another hu dotts the water. One of the 887 mai surveyed towers above these decks, the over 9-meter-high, over 80-ton heavy rock sculptures of deceased forefathers standing with their backs to the seas.
You scared the crowd. So, what made the island' s inhabitants decide to remain? The last piece of wood on Easter Island was cleared and the last seagoing ships were constructed on Jacob Roggeveen's orders in the centuries before his arrival. Insulans were trapped. When James Cook came over to eat and drink in 1774, there was nothing of a great civilisation but a few thousand alive, some old legend and a pile of old pieces of glass.
"It was hard to imagine how these inhabitants of the island, who were unfamiliar with any kind of mechanic force, could produce such astonishing numbers. Humans once bred for the Pharaohs, the "great homeowners" of Egypt. "It belonged to Pharaoh, and as for the nation, he made them slaves" (Genesis 47:20-21). The Pharaohs constructed the huge tombs, the Saqqqara and Giza pilgrims' path.
Pharaoh operatives combed the country for wives. But, as another ancient myth says, some of these servants have escaped to a country where the flow of cream and honeys. Forty years Moses took the Israelites through the wilderness into the lands they were given the promise of. Wherever they bequeathed many of their heirs. This is Easter Island, by M. Bullock.