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  • Giant Stone Hats of Easter Island Show Additional Carvings

    The moai of Easter Island, ancient and massive statues carved from volcanic rock, have mystified historians and archaeologists for centuries. It was only recently that stone circles made of lighter red scoria stone were identified as being hats for some of the monuments, erected to deified dead ancestors of the Rapa Nui peoples. Now a team of scientists describe new…

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