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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Moai !!!


I came across this Moai in the game Sam and Max game, came to know more about it that it is Stone like structure and found in Easter Island, it is more found in Volcanic places. I am totally bold over this game b'cos we go and visit places we normally go in normal world like a TV Station, Moon, North Pole or Easter Island. I like games which take me places like Lara Anniversaries we can visit the Coliseum in Rome and the Pyramid in Egypt...

I love collecting information, have a look at the information about Moai, it is interesting .....

Moai (or mo‘ai) (IPA: /'mo?.??/) are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 CE. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called Ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-fifths the size of their bodies. The moai are chiefly the 'living faces' (aringa ora) of deified ancestors.The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island, but most would be cast down during later conflicts between clans.

The statues' production and transportation is considered a remarkable intellectual, creative, and physical feat. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 metres (33 ft) high and weighed 75 tonnes; the heaviest erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tons; and one unfinished sculpture, if completed, would have been approximately 21 metres (69 ft) tall with a weight of about 270 tons.

2 comments:

Techno Talk said...

Interesting one... enjoyed readind this post... :)

ApocalypsE said...

These Moai almost form an outline of Eastre Island:-)