Long Road Back Home: Chilean Museum to Return Moai Monolith to Easter Island

Feb 22, 2022 | EARNINGS

The so-called moai monoliths were created by the Rapa Nui, a Polynesian people, who according to scientists, settled on the island between 800 and 1200 CE. They are said to have created an industrious culture. The arrival of Europeans in the 18th century resulted in the decline of Rapa Nui society. Chile annexed the island in 1888.

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