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Were Easter Island’s moai “walked” into place?

Controversy is surrounding the theory that the giant heads of Easter Island, known as 'moai', were walked into place using only ropes. In October 2012, researchers came up with the "walking" theory by creating a 5-ton replica of one of the statues (or "moai"), and actually moving it in an upright

Fighting the lichen eating Easter Island Moai

Restorers have developed a solvent which stops lichens from eating away at the Moai on Easter Island. Lichen are eating away at the Moai, the 400 volcanic stone heads that dominate the skyline of Easter Island. Earlier treatments to preserve these ancient monoliths at this World Heritage Site called for