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Rapa Nui
Moais
Moais
Moai
Wrapped in a special charm and mystery involving a wealthy, the Moai statues are located on the equally splendid Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Machined from a block of volcanic tuff, the Moai are monolithic statues that represent human figures and, most of these beautiful statues have a head that measures about three-fifths of the body. Note how the statues were erected with their backs to the ocean, giving the impression of having been created for the purpose protection against any external dangers of the sea. Really very impressive, all the statues have a similar appearance: his lips pursed her chin up and a hieratic attitude and seem to provoke severe than in the eyes of the beholder. Once the orbits of the eyes of the moai had an obsidian pupil surrounded by a sclerotic white coral, as it is possbile to observe in a single moai at Ahu Tahai restored, a must for anyone who goes on a visit to Easter Island. Note again the peculiarity of some statues on the head have a squat cylinder (pukao) derived from another type of tufa of a reddish color, taken as a hat or hair as a once common among males. The Moai, with a height varying from 2.5 to 10 meters, (with some even higher although incomplete as those in the quarries of Rano Kao volcano, where you can still find the tools needed to implement them), deserve to be visited by those looking for an exciting and truly stunning.
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