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Did You Know the Heads on Easter Island Also Have Bodies?

It may sound like a startling discovery, but it turns out that researches have known since 1914 that the mysterious moai sculptures on Easter Island rest on torsos. Many of the heads are buried up to their necks—especially in many iconic photos of the island—so a common misconception is that the statues are only gigantic heads.  More recent excavations have shown the underground many of moai torsos are carved with petroglyphs.

Is Easter Island on your life list? Come with us and walk among the strange and beautiful moai. Easter Island is offered as a 4-day extension on our Antarctica expeditions.