Full size of the Moai Statues! (Easter Island)

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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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I have always had an affinity for these Moai. Simply amazing! I had no idea that they were so huge, and had folded hands.
I have chills!




posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Well, they don't call it Ishtar Island for no reason, do they.




posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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I think most of them end at the top of their thighs. Some of them are complete, with knees bending (kneeling.

Do you think the islanders would have carried on building the Moai f they hadn't run out of trees to move them?



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Wow! Just wow...



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Nicorette

Why dig holes to put your statues in? Because if you spent the last couple centuries going nuts cutting down every last tree on the island just so you could roll useless stone statues into place watching over your village, it sure is going to look stupid if they fall down the first time a giant Pacific storm sweeps over.

And the idea that this monumental exercise in human stupidity is somehow "proof" of Biblical giants...


They were not THAT stupid to assume they have to burry 60% *under* the Earth otherwise it would fall. This is simply not the case. The sheer weight etc. of the statues would prevent them from falling...do you seriously think a "storm" could tip over tons of stone "like that"? I think there must be a reason why those were burried...and i dont THINK it was for the reason to prevent them from falling?!?!

Edit: And why are there details (hands etc.) all the way down at the base? Nope..doesnt make sense.
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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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incredible



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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I recall seeing photos of excavated moai in Thor Heyerdahl's book Aku-Aku, which was published long before the advent of Photoshop. I'm not even sure that the OP's photo is not from that book, though I don't have a copy handy, As to the need for shoring-up, it depends on the soil. Having been raised in the loess/sugar-dirt area of western Missouri, I know that shoring is not always needed. Heyerdahl was told by those who still knew, back in the fifties how the moai were carved, moved, and set up, but the OP quotes a source, something about the first British expedition since 1914 or so, glossing over Heyerdahl's expedition and work. He also had a good idea that the red "hats" were actually representations of hair topknots, red in color like the hair color of the original inhabitants of the island. For those who find that racist, all I can say is that in the past, everyone went everywhere, including white-skinned races. Europeans were never confined to a zoo enclosure named Europe, now were they?

Heyerdahl got a bum rap as a semi-Nazi, and I have concluded that it was out of professional envy and spite. This, because his books sold in large numbers, he garnered fame and money, and he did not follow the rule that dictated that one stay within the confines of a narrow sub-field. He also practiced hands-on, experimental archaeology, now more accepted, but it did not sit well back in the day with academics who were married to armchair theorizations.



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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wow ! awesome pics!

i had never seen pics with a size perspective like this ! amazing monuments!



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Bonkrh
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Thanks for posting more info about the statues Frater


i knew about the hats but i had no idea they were put on after the fact. how did they do that 1000 years ago!


The Caterpillar company did not invent heavy lifting equipment.



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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There is a one in the natural iostory museam in London but its significantly smaller.

Wayne...



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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I'm gunna step out on a limb here and go with the obvious in regards to the "CLADDAGH" and say that it represents "Fertility" or "Reproduction". My two cents.

Peace
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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Kinda makes you wonder what's under Egypt. With the sand shifting faster than soil and all



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by Bonkrh
My friend sent me this on facebook and it blew my mind.
Has anyone else seen this picture to prove if it is real? If it is.. i dont see how they do not just tear the whole area apart!
There could be much more then meets the eye there!

This also makes me wonder how anything like this could be created and moved. The large mass of dirt caked around them must mean thousands on thousands of years have gone by since they actually were built.




I dont know man, the dirt might have come like an avalanche and caught them off guard. If you look at the hand placement of this particular figure.......it looks like he was in the middle of taking a leak.
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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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it goes on hand with Friendship or Relationship as what the Claddagh represents

now here something !

NOW look closely at the Pillars at the temple of Göbekli Tepe (above)
are you Ready for this ! Flip that pillar around and you will see a Crown !
a 3 long pointed crown well in a way it does but the more i look at it i see feet paws on the shorter ends
it may represent a Pelt ! of some animal .. and even the arms on the side of the pillar resemble like the arms on the statues on Easter island


There may be a a One World civilization at one time

I know for sure that the Upper Northern Pole Region
there had to be !!

When you compare The SAMI ( Laplander ) and Native American Inuit & Cree Culture is So Similar

My Thread
The Comparison of the Connection of the Old & New World Similaritys
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact
en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Pretty I sure I know what's going on with those hands and that box:




posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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The movement of the monoliths on Easter Island have been very well documented.

The legends say they walked from the place where they were carved to the place where they finallay rested.

Video crews filmed a couple monoliths being walked from the quarry by wrapping rope around them and having the two ends pulled, causing the stones to shift from side to side while they moved down the path. The locals have always known how these giant stones were moved, but it sells more books for authors to write about the possible mystic methods which might have been used, and of course there have been many UFO rumors tossed in for texture. The fact is that it has been demonstrated as to how these monoliths were transported from quarry to display position.

Monoliths seen laying on their sides along the "walkway" are those which fell over and were not able to be righted again.



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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so cool!



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by yampa
Pretty I sure I know what's going on with those hands and that box:


Ahhh the must of have a pretty small well...


you know the tool of reproduction !



posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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so sad people made such elegant statues but killed heir society in process
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posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Pastafarian
the best thing to ever happen to ATS was that thousands of yrs ago the library at Alexandria was destroyed. That opened the door for the reckless speculation and escapism that pervades this site.

History is missing=insert the most absurd explanation possible. Occams Razor desecrated, daily, here on ATS


Not to say the speculation in this thread is true or not. But wreckless speculation has been responsible for some awesome discoveries.

Tesla and George Ohm were both called charlatans and crackpots in their day by the academia. Who knows, someday one of our own ATS crackpots might speculate a theory that is a given 100 years from now.
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