Detail Of A Large Fallen Moai Showing The Hand & The Base . All Of The Moai Were ...
Stockphoto ID: 2014036
File name: Moai_13_Fallen.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
Property release: no Model release: no
Source: photographer Based in: Australia
Description: Detail of a large fallen Moai showing the hand & the base . All of the Moai were toppled in tribal wars about 250 years ago . Many have recently been rebuilt starting in the 1950s . The most widely accepted theory is the statues were carved by the Polynesian colonizers of the island beginning by about 1000 1100AD .