How Many Moai Statues are on Easter Island ? and Why were they built ?

887 Moai Statues

  • Moai Statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 – 1650 A.D. by the natives of this island also known as Rapa Nui.
  • Moai statues were built to honor chieftain or other important people who had passed away. They were placed on rectangular stone platforms called ahu, which are tombs for the people that the statues represented.

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Moai Statues

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Easter Island Map

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