Published On: Fri, Jan 11th, 2019

Scientists Have Finally Solved The Long-Standing Mystery Behind The Placement Of The Easter Island Statues

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The long-standing mystery behind why the Easter Island statues, or moai, were placed where they were has finally been solved. For a long time, scientists have pondered the many different reasons behind the placement of these statues, but now a new study has finally demonstrated that they were put in the location they were because of their close proximity to fresh water.

As CNN report, scientists diligently studied the Easter Island statues from where they stand on pedestals, which are known as ahu, to learn more about these enigmatic figures who have been gazing out over the island for the past 900 years after they were erected by Polynesian seafarers.

Scientists involved in the new study researched why the ahu were distributed in the manner in which they were to try and better understand what their Polynesian creators had in mind when they sculpted their statues, which at one pointed totaled 1,000 in number.

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Scientists Have Finally Solved The Long-Standing Mystery Behind The Placement Of The Easter Island Statues