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  Unfinished Moai
by pure1942

El Gigante isn?t the only moai that was never fully cut from the rock. All over the slopes of Rano Raraku are the outlines and half finished corpses of unfinished statues as well as ?completed? moai left mid-transport. Some of the half finished moai were abandoned due to difficulties in cutting through especially hard rock, some were damaged during carving and unworthy of completion while others were abandoned due to the conflict.
Around the incomplete moai you can even see the sharpened chunks of rock that were used to carve and cut the moai. It makes these enigmatic statues even more impressive when you see that they were produced with nothing more than a fist shaped lump of rock! These were an amazing race of people.

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  • Written Nov 2, 2011
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