Ancient statues of Easter Island back on their feet

28.05.2012


Slightly open the veil of mystery mysterious statues of Easter Island. During excavations, archaeologists have found that under a layer of soil at the giant heads are not less impressive in size torso, writes The Sun. I wonder why for decades of research no one of the scientists came up with the idea to check this before.

On the Island, there are about 900 sculptures. Imagine the surprise of researchers, when, instead of the proposed foundation at the base of several of them have been found full-length figures. The director of "Project sculptures of Easter Island" Jo Anne Van Tilburg commented on the findings. "During the excavation we found torsos seven-meter statues. Responsibly We declare that the statues of Easter Island have bodies," — she said.

According to rough estimates, the weight of each of the mysterious statue is approximately 6 m and a height of four times the height of a man. Most likely, the giant idols performed an important role in the life of the tribes who lived on the island hundreds of years ago.

Not far from the statues were found graves of people. Also during the excavations revealed evidence of the involvement of figures in the rites. At this point, in particular, fragments of ink retained by them. Archaeologists believe that the completion of work on the ancient stonemasons stained statues, like making your own body.

Easter Island conceals many mysteries for modern people. For example, in 2011 it was in the local rocks, researchers found a tool that is supposed to be can reverse the aging process. Rapamycin is called the elixir of eternal youth. During the testing of action of the drug on humans, scientists have observed as rapamycin destroying damaged cells, leaving healthy.

Read also: The most interesting archaeological artifacts, people in Antarctica.

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