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Last updated: 28 June, 2012
First published: 28 June, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Subject: The Stone Statues in Easter Island have bodies !
This is absolutely incredible. Here we've been thinking for all these years that they were just heads. They are going to be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them seeing as they have writings on them.
The Stone Statues in Easter Island have bodies !
This message, which circulates via email and social media posts, claims that the iconic stone statues of Easter Island are not just giant heads but actually have large bodies buried beneath the surface. To back up the claim, the message features a series of photographs showing excavated statues complete with giant subsurface bodies.
When most people think of the renowned monolithic statues, they think of the heads only. But in October 2011, the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, revealing remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined.
The excavations have also revealed new petroglyph writings on the bodies of the statues.
However, while Easter Island Statue Project excavations have certainly revealed much more about the statues and their bodies, the fact that they were not just heads has been known for centuries. In fact, many photographs of the statues show both heads and bodies above ground.