The grand mystery of the heads of Easter Island has just deepened…literally! Archeologists have excavated around the heads and guess what they found? The heads have full bodies! The bodies are covered in ancient and as of yet indecipherable writings called petroglyphs.
Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, located over 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile. The statues, called Moai, were carved by the Rapu Nai people sometime between 1250 and 1500 CE. According to Wikipedia, the tallest of the 887 Moai is over 30 feet tall and weighs 82 tons. Another, if completed, would have been almost 70 feet tall and would have weighed 270 tons! Incredibly, many of these enormous statues were moved to various places around the island. The faces represent ancestors that are seen as deities.
Watch the video to see these awe-inspiring, ancient works of art uncovered for the first time in modern history!