There are about 900 Moai statues on Easter Islands.
Moai on Easter Island
In the following days, I’ll show you pictures of fascinating moai statues and will try to present some facts about them.
(I wrote “will try”, because there are different opinions about moai and it’s not always so obvious…)
Moai statues are massive monolithic figures on Easter Island, built between the years 1250 and 1500.
“Look, don’t touch!” is usually a good advice and recommendation.
Dangerous Easter Island 😉
Easter Island can be dangerous, as shown in today’s picture. 😉
read there are more names of Easter Island. Before Europeans came to Easter Island it was called:
Te pito o te henua (navel of the world), Mata-ki-Te-rangi (eyes looking to the sky).
Isla de Pascua is another name of Easter Island.
This comes from Spanish language.
Easter Island belongs to Chile; the official language of Chile is Spanish,
so we have “Isla de Pascua”. 🙂
Easter Island – Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui is a name commonly used when people refer to Easter Island.
However, this name came after the name “Easter Island”,
and it’s connected with a slavery. 🙁
Why Easter Island is called like that?
-Well, just the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen “discovered” the Easter Island on Easter Sunday in 1722; so here it is. 🙂
Easter Island belongs to Chile,
it’s its special territory.
This year, Easter is in April, so is there a better month to show you my pictures from the Easter Island? 😉
I was actually visiting the Easter Island in April, many years ago; exactly during my birthday – very nice memories. 🙂