Pickup Truck Crashes Into One Of The Famous Easter Island Moai Statues

A private pickup truck, the legendary Moai statues of Rapa Nui & the Ahu policy, which sustains it smash into a major cultural monument.

According to data from a tribal community co-managed by the National Park, The truck had collapsed on the edge of the step. Also, the is decided to have fallen on the passenger side of the vehicle. It appears as the ahu program has fallen off the traveler side of the vehicle. A message was sent to the IFL Science Group, but no answer was received at the time of communication.

“We restate the significance of showing care of the convention we have in our park,” records Mau Henua, adding that these figures are not only archaeological places but “divine details for a living and essential culture.”

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It is not clear why the man ran into the statue, the act was accidental or deliberate. Chilean publication El Mercurio says the private truck arrives to have rolled down a mountain as the brake smashed.  Raba Nui Mayor Pedro Edmunds explained the accident as “unforeseeable” and then suggested limiting the use of private transports on the land.

Also known as Easter shelter, Rapa Nui is recognized for its elegant architecture, which houses nearly 1,000 moai statues and hundreds of large Ahu sites. In a certain point, a past volcanic island sustained 20,000 people before the European community mysteriously failed following European connection. Science often acknowledges that famous statues were built as a focal point for social and ritual activity, perhaps to promote the fertility of the soil or to refer to freshwater sources, but hidden in the mystery of who the ancient inhabitants of the island were and where they came from. Why did they build the largest stone statues, many of which weigh an average of 14 tonnes?

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An estimated 150,000 tourists visit the remote volcanic island every year. Amy Nichole Harris/Shutter stock

Rapa Nui is one of the most remotely populated islands in the world located 3,400 kilometers off the west coast of Chile. According to the 2012 census, the total population of Rapa Nui is estimated to be less than 6,000 full-time residents, although the 2017 projections of the Chilean Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas estimate it to be close to 7,750, according to the International Working Group on Internal Affairs.

Every year, 150,000 tourists come to the island to see the moai statues, pushing for an already unsustainable island, which has no sewerage system and a limited supply of freshwater. A study published last year found that frequent visits to the island are problematic for them.

“According to Rapa Nui standards, on an island where electricity is supplied by a generator, water is precious and depleted, and all the infrastructure is stressed, with a mob of 150,000,” said Jo-Ann von Tilburg, director of the Easter Island Statue Project. At the time. He adds that visitors to the statues descend into the cemetery are endangering the island and its culture

A satellite image of Rapa Nui taken in 2015. NASA
A satellite image of Rapa Nui taken in 2015. NASA

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