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Easter Island Statues – moai

Easter Island Statues – moai

The massive 887 stone statues or moai built in Easter Island by the Rapa Nui are unique. Although there are stone figures in other Polynesian islands none of them are of the size of the Easter Island statues. The largest finished statue reaches more than 30 feet or 9.14 meters and the smallest 6 feet or 1.80 meters. Many moai were never finished, in fact the largest one found was unfinished and would have stood … Read entire article »

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Easter Island History

Easter Island History

Easter Island was so named by Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutch explorer who on April 5, 1722, Easter Sunday, was the first European to visit the island. First Inhabitants Radio carbon studies estimate that the first inhabitants of  settled between 700 CE and 1200 CE. There is much debate about the origin of the Rapa Nui. Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl suggested that Polynesia was settled by the Incas coming from South America, one of the reasons … Read entire article »

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Chile History Timeline

Chile History Timeline

Chronological events in the history of Chile.   14,000 BC – Nomadic tribes arrive from the north to the area that today comprises Chile. 8,000-1,000 – Tribes become semisedentary and the Chinchorro become the dominant civilization in the area. They experiment with seeds and plants and discover agriculture. Along the coast and rivers inhabitants learn to build tools to gather fish and seashells. 200 AD – Inhabitants become sedentary and the Mapuche emerge as a distinctive tribe. 1475 – The … Read entire article »

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Discover Chile

Discover Chile

Chile has established itself as an economic power in South America and a political leader in the continent.  Following liberal economic reform and social activism Chile has managed to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, it is far from eliminated but was able to expand its middle class bringing prosperity to more Chileans. Along with greater economic status Chileans have become better educated and more involved in politics demanding a more representative … Read entire article »

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