Do Moai heads have bodies?

04/06/2020 Off By admin

Do Moai heads have bodies?

As a part of the Easter Island Statue Project, the team excavated two moai and discovered that each one had a body, proving, as the team excitedly explained in a letter, “that the ‘heads’ on the slope here are, in fact, full but incomplete statues.”

What is inside a Moai?

Moai Hava (translated as ‘dirty, repudiated, rejected or lost’) dates to between 1100–1600 and is made of volcanic tuff, a type of stone widely used in the making of moai and mainly sourced from the quarry of Rano Raraku. Moai Hava has been carved to show arms, torso and head.

Are there Moai underwater?

The Underwater Moai of Easter Island Easter Island is home to the mysterious moai – human-like carved statues. Divers can visit one underwater.

Why do the Moai face inland?

The story goes that the people who built the Moai believed that they were the only people in the whole world. Any invaders or bad people that would be coming would have to come from within the island – not by sea! So the Moai face inwards to protect the community.

What does moai stand for?


Acronym Definition
MOAI Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
MOAI Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
MOAI Mortgages Online At Interfirst (Interfirst Bank)

How did the moai statues fall?

There are many moai statues that fell during transportation to their ahu. Some of these are on their stomach and some on their back. This tells us that the moais were transported upright.

Why did they stop making moai?

Cristián Moreno Pakarati, who also trains tour guides on the island, explained that locals stopped making moai during a time of high deforestation. Without trees, islanders had to build specialized rock gardens, which kept the soil humid.

Do the moai statues face inland?

The statues on their platforms can be found ringing almost the entire coast of the island. Remarkably, despite their seaside location, every single one of the moai appears to face inland and not out to sea, suggesting that they were meant to honour people or deities located within Rapa Nui itself.