Since centuries, an island called “Easter island” remains a huge archaeological mystery, lost in Pacific Ocean, halfway between Tahiti and Santiago (Chile). Huge strange statues face the sunshine in that land full of loneliness.
Those gigantic statues called MOAI can reach up to 65 feets high. We estimated about 600 statues still visible. Oldest of them should have been build between 500 to 800 A.D.
The most fascinating is that even local people have forgotten any memory about signification of those huge stone faces last trace of an antic civilization in Pacific Ocean.
Legend says that those erected statues are the symbol of protection. This is why they are facing the land and not the sea, and why they are village oriented. Indeed, each MOAI was in charge to protect what it was seeing, including the village and its inhabitants.