Feb 17, 12
Read from January 25 to February 17, 2012
A very interesting historical and anthropoligical account of Rapa Nui, mostly known as Easter Island because it was 'discovered' by the Dutch around Easter. Those amazing statues have always fascinated me. No one really knows for sure why they invested so much energy to move and place these multi-ton statues around the edges of the island- facing inward, but maybe they like the feeling of some watching over them... And throughout the centuries, maybe they wanted to leave their mark and make sure people would be attracted and come to visit...
A great read on a determined and resourceful people who live peacefully and build beautiful monuments.