One Of The Oldest Moai ( Headless ) . All Of The Moai Were Toppled In Tribal War ...
Stockphoto ID: 2014040
File name: Moai_17_Oldest.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia
Description: One of the oldest Moai ( headless ) . 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 . In addition to representing deceased ancestors or living chiefs .