Proof Mysterious Easter Island Statues Can "Walk"

Rows 1000 moai, the giant stone statues on the 400-year-old along the shoreline Easter Island, or Easter Island, has long been enthralled humans.

This statue is a mystery because of unknown origin and who built it. Some people have even suggested its existence is evidence of the influence of aliens or extraterrestrials beings. 

A new theory is now emerging that the large sculptures weighing approximately 74 tons and 10 feet tall can "walk". Recent controversial claims Megalithic describes how the work was in its current position.

It was once argued before the suspect theory is people living in Easter Island about 800 years ago, called Rapa Nui, which laid the statue and roll her, with the help of wooden blocks.

Consequently, there is overexploitation Rhe island. That said, the Rapa Nui deforesting there to fulfill their obsession with the magnificent statue of their ancestors founded.

Back to the new theory, suspected by such sculptors to design the sculptures so they can walk.Moai allegedly driven by a swing next to her side, to the right and left, using a rope. Similar to the way modern humans moved into a corner of the kitchen fridge.

As published by Nature, Carl Lipo, an archaeologist at California State University, Long Beach menyaakan archaeological evidence does not support the hypothesis of the existence of over-exploitation.

On the other hand, there are a lot of broken statues along the way, who allegedly fell and accidentally left behind, which strengthens the evidence that they were transferred to the entire island vertically.

Professor Lipo and Terry Hunt, an archaeologist from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, and then test the hypothesis by using a concrete model of the same size as the original statue.

With the help of a team of 18 members, they are trying to move the statue as high as 10 feet or about 3 feet by pulling using three mines.

One mine tied behind the statue to prevent it from falling to the position of face hits the ground. The other two on each side. The experiment was successful.

Less than an hour, the team managed to make a replica moai walked as far as 100 meters. Based on the findings of Professor Lipo, it only takes a small number of workers to efficiently move the statue.

Lipo add moai design was made ​​so that he could walk. "Very cool, proof engineering capabilities Rapa Nui," he said.

However, not all experts believe the theory proposed Lipo. One of them, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Easter Island Statue Project Director at the University of California, Los Angeles. He said the action could not be accepted as a scientific experiment.

Therefore, the model used is not accurate replica moai. Previously, the team put forward the hypothesis that the moai were moved horizontally with the help of wood.


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