Easter Island is located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile. It is 27 degrees south of the equator. There have been 887 statues that have been discovered on Easter Island. The statues were made of the walls of a volcano located on the island. One statue weighed approximately 270 tons and was 65 feet long. The statues were carved between 1000 to 1650 A.D. Some statues had hats and crowns made of volcanic stone. The statues were also standardized in design. There were 397 statues that were in the Rano Raraku quarry. This is what makes Easter Island so special.
Nobody knows who built these statues, and why they were built. People have made theories about it. One person's theory is that space aliens may have built these statues overtime a very long time ago. Other people believed that their gods told them to build these statues. But, this still remains a mystery to people all around the world. A lot of people were and are trying to figure out this mystery, but still, no one knows why.
The people of Easter Island made their own writing system and lived off of eating sweet potatoes, which they grew on their own. Nobody else knew how to write except for them. On Sunday, April 5, 1722, a Dutch sea captain named Jacob Roggeveen was the first European to visit Easter Island. It is now shown that the original inhabitants of Easter Island are Polynesians. The skeletons' DNA has confirmed this. They possibly came from the Marquesas Islands or the Society Islands. The population and culture has grown very quickly because of the abundance of fish, plant, and bird food sources. However, the need of resources has outgrown the islands quantity of space.
Easter Island's climate is subtropical marine. The lowest temperatures usually occur in July and August. The highest temperatures usually occur in February. Even though Easter Island recieves year-round rainfall, the most rainiest month is April.So as you can see, Easter Island is a mystery that has not been solved yet. Maybe you could be the next person to try.