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Why Is It Called Easter Island? Interesting Facts About a Mysterious Island

Veronica Morrison | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Veronica Morrison

Source : Iain Morrison Discovered on Easter Day 1722, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and one of th...

What Really Happened To The People Of Easter Island?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.10.2015 | Science

What really happened to the native Polynesians who once lived on Easter Island? Some researchers have argued that the Rapa Nui, as the islanders we...

Was Easter Island A Foreshadowing Of Earth's Collapse, Or A Model For Sustainability?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Dr. Mara Mulrooney wants to debunk Jared Diamond’s famous assertion that the people of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, committed “environmental suicid...

Old Teeth Reveal Islanders' Icky Diet

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 09.28.2013 | Science

The inhabitants of Easter Island consumed a diet that was lacking in seafood and was, literally, quite ratty.The island, also called Rapa Nui, first s...

The 'Holy Sh*t' Island

Joanna Zelman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

Over two thousand miles both west of Chile's mainland and east of Tahiti sits one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. This, is Easter Island -- "Isla de Pascua" in Spanish and by indigenous title, "Rapa Nui."

Fresh Debate Flares Over Erection Of Huge Ancient Statues

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been "walked" into place has run into controversy. In October 2012, res...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Easter Island's Crown Quarry | Paul Brady | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel

Every destination has its blockbuster attractions, whether it's the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York or the Sydney Opera H...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Carving An Easter Island Moai | Paul Brady | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

About 15 minutes into the statue carving competition in Hanga Roa, the only town on Easter Island, it became clear which of the craftsmen was going to...

New Theory Says Easter Island Statues 'Walked'

Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

For most, the mention of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the small, isolated island more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America, conjures images ...

Saving Easter Island's Sharks and Marine Life

January Jones | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
January Jones

Diving in Salas y Gómez was like going back in time in Easter Island. The team found an incredible amount of marine life in the marine park, including scores of Galapagos sharks, large amberjacks, huge lobsters, and colorful corals that covered the sea floor.