06. 03. 2017
Stone statues which are business card of Easter Island, cause the interest of scientists to this day. The researchers are trying to figure out how the natives managed to erect such huge monuments without special construction equipment.
The material for the production of these sculptures is situated 18 kilometers from the site of their construction. Previously, the scientists assumed that the raw materials had been delivered to the construction place on special skids. And directly there was the formation of statues.
Modern archaeologists have come to the conclusion that ancient people had simply rolled certain parts of the figures. This conclusion was made on the basis of the fact that the statues have a displaced center of gravity and a rounded shape.
The scientists have been interested in the mystery of Easter Island for many years. A large-scale study of this issue has been starting more than 15 years ago. The theory of the rolling of individual parts is considered to be the most plausible.