Easter Island is isolated from the world, with the nearest population centre over 2000 miles away. It is most famous for its giant stone monoliths, which are known as Moai, dotting the coastline. These statues range from a mere one metre in height to more than 10 metres.
The origins of the monoliths remain uncertain. Peruvian people could have built the stones, because of its similarity between Rapa Nui and the Incan stonework. Some think that Easter Island comes from a lost continent. Others think that extraterrestrials may have been the cause.
The Moai that people would see now are actually a result of recent archaeological work. This is because the Moai were torn down by the islanders.
Nobody has found out how the Moai were moved. Were there one way or more? The landscape could have been different then, making it hard to ever find out. But one thing is for sure, even with the most state-of-the-art machinery it would be extremely difficult to transport the statues and erect them.