Wed, May 16, 2012
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Easter Island statues have bodies, too

2012-05-16 03:25:25 GMT2012-05-16 11:25:25(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Environmental monitoring of one of the statues is set up in Quarry 2.

An overview of the EISP excavation

Patricio M. Paoa backfills statue RR - 001 - 157.

This photo shows the exposed back of statue RR - 001 - 156.

Anne Van Tilburg and Cristian Arevalo Pakarati excavate statue RR - 001 - 156.

Excavations of the bodies have been going on for many years, you can find out more from the Easter Island Statue Project.

Thought to have been created sometime between 1250 and 1500 AD, there is some controversy about how the statues came to be buried in the ground.

(Agencies)

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