What are Significant of Statues on Easter Island?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Statues on coast line, credit to Easter Island Tour

There were many theories about statues (moai) on Easter Islands, you might know some of them: representative of important figures on their times, cultural important and even images of gods.

Interestingly, the statues are abundance in certain locations, but rarely found in other areas of Island. There are around 1 thousand statues on the island of 15.3 mile (24.6 km) length and 7.6 mile (12.3 km) width. Total area are 63.2 square mile or 163.6 square km.

Sizes of statues are very much varies, from 1 m only to 21 m (4 m average) and weighing average is 14 ton (reach to 86 tonnes). Two most famous sites of statues called Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tongariki.

Interestingly, most statues facing inland, but few statues facing ocean. It is unsual that 7 coastal statues of Ahu Akivi are facing the ocean.

The current understanding of the important of statues on Easter Island are or “why the statues are where they are”:
1) Good location to grow crops such as potatoes
2) Fishing ground
3) Fresh water resources

Thus, statues are relate to survival of Easter Island ancestors. The size of statues are indicating the quantity and quality of survival relate resources.

41 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Il y aura toujours une fascination pour les statues de l'Île de Pâques...
    Joli petit billet.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. What, are Significant of Statues on Easter Island?

      Interestingly, the statues are abundance in certain locations, but rarely found in other areas of Island.

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      Interestingly, the statues are abundance in certain locations, but rarely found in other areas of Island.

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      There were many theories about statues (moai) on Easter Islands, you might know some of them: representative of important figures on their times, cultural important and even images of gods.

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      Sizes of statues are very much varies, from 1 m only to 21 m (4 m average) and weighing average is 14 ton (reach to 86 tonnes). Two most famous sites of statues called Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tongariki.

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      Interestingly, the statues are abundance in certain locations, but rarely found in other areas of Island.

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      Interestingly, most statues facing inland, but few statues facing ocean. It is unsual that 7 coastal statues of Ahu Akivi are facing the ocean.

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      There are around 1 thousand statues on the island of 15.3 mile (24.6 km) length and 7.6 mile (12.3 km) width. Total area are 63.2 square mile or 163.6 square km.

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      The current understanding of the important of statues on Easter Island are or “why the statues are where they are”:
      1) Good location to grow crops such as potatoes
      2) Fishing ground
      3) Fresh water resources

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  5. How interesting that the statues do not face the ocean. Amazing how large they are (in comparison to people). Thanks for this very interesting photo and details and thanks for your comments and follow on my blog, much appreciated.

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      Total area are 63.2 square mile or 163.6 square km.

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      Thus, statues are relate to survival of Easter Island ancestors. The size of statues are indicating the quantity and quality of survival relate resources.

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  7. Very interesting, thanks for sharing ^^
    xx

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      Two most famous sites of statues called Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tongariki.

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      There were many theories about statues (moai) on Easter Islands, you might know some of them: representative of important figures on their times, cultural important and even images of gods.

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  8. I remember reading somewhere that it was the islander's obsession with the statues that led to the population being unable to sustain itself.

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      Interestingly, the statues are abundance in certain locations, but rarely found in other areas of Island. There are around 1 thousand statues on the island of 15.3 mile (24.6 km) length and 7.6 mile (12.3 km) width. Total area are 63.2 square mile or 163.6 square km.

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  9. Interesting...! :).
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      Sizes of statues are very much varies, from 1 m only to 21 m (4 m average) and weighing average is 14 ton (reach to 86 tonnes). Two most famous sites of statues called Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tongariki.

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  10. Easter Island, more appropriately called Rapa Nui , is a remote Polynesian island that hosts nearly 900 megalithic statues called Moai. Each of the completed head-and-torso figures was carved from a single block of stone and transported across the island, despite the fact that the average weight of one is 14 tons..

    The Easter Island "heads" on the slope of Rano Raraku volcano. The famous carvings are massive, up to 40 feet (12 meters) tall and 75 tons in weight. They were decorated on top with “Pukao,” a soft red stone in the shape of a hat...

    The Moais were built in approximately 1400 - 1650 A.D. by the natives of this island also known as Rapa Nui. ... 95% of the moais were carved from the volcano Rano Raraku...

    They stand with their backs to the sea and are believed by most archaeologists to represent the spirits of ancestors, chiefs, or other high-ranking males who held important positions in the history of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the name given by the indigenous people to their island in the 1860s..

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      1) Good location to grow crops such as potatoes

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      Interestingly, most statues facing inland, but few statues facing ocean. It is unsual that 7 coastal statues of Ahu Akivi are facing the ocean.

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      2) Fishing ground
      3) Fresh water resources

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  12. This is a very interesting post. Nice statues! Looks like this spot must get into the limelight to garner more attention by the travel enthusiasts.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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  13. One of the theories I heard about them is that they are representations of extra-terrestrial visitors. The statues, supposedly made up to look like them, are peering at the skies for the visitors' return.
    Yes, my other hat is made of tin foil.

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  14. BTW, that is a pretty neat picture.

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  15. the island became deforested and the population could no longer provide enough food for those living there.

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