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Scientists Finally Discovered the Truth About Easter Island

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We all know that the easter island heads have bodies – that’s not a mystery at all. But how did the easter island population build hundreds of statues? Scientists have recently solved this mystery and discovered where these people disappeared to and why. For many decades, people's minds have been occupied with the mystery of Easter Island. A remote piece of volcanic soil, far away in the Pacific Ocean... But our planet hosts thousands of such lonely islands, what is so particular about this one? The mystery is concealed not in the island itself but giant stone statues covering it. Who created the world-famous huge stone heads? Did they serve any specific purpose? Where did their creators arrive from and where did they disappear? Well, it seems the answer is finally just around the corner! TIMESTAMPS What do we know about Easter Island? 1:05 Amazing facts about Easter Island 2:18 How have the statues been moved around the island? 5:25 How could create Easter Island monuments? 7:24 What happened to people on Easter Island? 8:09 SUMMARY - Where is Easter Island located? Rapa Nui (which is the name given to Easter Island by its first inhabitants) is the territory of Chile and is situated in the southern Pacific Ocean. And it is so, so far that you can easily consider it one of the most distant places on the world's map. It lies 1,200 miles away from Pitcairn, which is its closest neighbor. - What's the main secret of the statues? Most statues (834 out of 887) were carved from the material called tuff which is, in fact, compressed volcanic ash. Curiously, all the statues except one group face inland. It means their backs are turned to the ocean. Perhaps the reason for that was the belief that the statues were the protectors of the villagers that's why they overlooked the settlement. The only statues not fitting into this pattern can be found at Ahu Akivi, a sacred place for the people of Rapa Nui. - Theories about how the statues had been moved. One of the most popular ones among the lovers of mysteries was the belief that the statues had been created and moved by aliens. But even if you like this theory, we are sorry to debunk it. The stone the statues were built from originates from the island itself. The birthplace of most of the material was an extinct volcano situated in the north-east of Easter Island and not another planet. - A new study about the island. A new study has been conducted recently to specify the maximum number of the inhabitants in the heyday of the island's civilization. The results arrived, and they were quite unexpected. It turned out that as many as 17 and a half thousand people could comfortably live on the island. At least 19 percent of the land could be covered with the fields of sweet potatoes that used to be the main source of food for the population. What is more, the islanders consumed quite a lot of seafood and fish. - Why did people on Easter Island disappear? At first, it was believed that the reason for such a decrease of the population was an ecocide. The natives cut out large forests and palm trees making spare room for moving the statues around as well as agriculture. They thought the trees were going to grow back fast enough. It was a misleading concept. The deterioration of the environment resulted in hunger. And this, in turn, led to wars and cannibalism. Nowadays, however, such a theory has been proven wrong. First of all, Rapa Nui inhabitants seemed to be very talented agricultural engineers. They deliberately fertilized the fields with the volcanic rock. In fact, another research has shown that people had been living on the island for many centuries. And the population only started to decrease when Europeans began visiting. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (6 months ago)
Guys, what do you think was the purpose of the Easter Island heads?
Charlie Gawith Pro (1 day ago)
47 statues mate
Northern King (1 day ago)
The island was cursed becasue of Medusa. And the protectors of island,"the big weired peoples transformed into statues by Medusa,due to her cursed face!
nishixa _ (2 days ago)
Maybe the statues represents the ancient times then
Anthony Jones (5 days ago)
I think our anastiest builder it because they wanted to send a symbol or something. And also this is getting kind of scary. But I still love your videos😊😊😊☺
Michael Trumph (6 days ago)
They were made by aliens. The end.
Sakshi Singh (5 hours ago)
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Zagan Volac (21 hours ago)
so many things you can read and believe but most denied the fact that pirates were once kings of the sea and your human eyes are weak!
Alex Grant (23 hours ago)
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numismatics 100 (1 day ago)
different empires from all around the world had a statue carving competition it seems....
Try to play the vid 1.25x. The boy speaks so slow to make the vid 10 min.
Kayla Krawczyk (1 day ago)
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CSLFiero (1 day ago)
had to be evil white people. could not have been a hurricane or the fact that these people have a long history of sailing from one island to the next. There are numerous uninhabited islands which Polynesian peoples visited and even inhabited temporarily,.
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damaur quander (2 days ago)
Really liked the presentation. Very comprehensive. Keep up the good work. This history buff loves the info.
La Reine (2 days ago)
I think that’s a real human that lives there before 😂
Qwerty Asdfg (14 hours ago)
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Niger vic Miro (2 days ago)
I think, i don't think so. Hahaha
Jozef Sieraczkiewicz (2 days ago)
Why cause I'm the smartest in the universe
Rohit bhadane (3 days ago)
No
Daniel Joaquin (3 days ago)
i think this statue qas the protector of the island and humans was born and the statue tell to the humans to leave because they know what would happen if they live there so they did a agreement to live peace and keep this a secret then the volacano was erupting and the statue moved by them selves and made a sheild like a magic one they go round the volcano making magic sheild to cover the volcano and thats why the volcano did not exist because the volcano melt him/her self in he/she's own lava and after the eruption ended the volcano was angry because of human causing the eruption but the statue protected the humans and now the statue have the reponsibility of the life of the human living there then they set out and scatterd to tha side of the island so that they can make a shield for the humans of that island but foreigns came and they never made the shield because they will be seen
Awaek AJ (4 days ago)
I’m gonna guess before watching They were gods and ansestors or something and before the contantes separated they walked over Like if this is the most idiotic thing you’ve ever read
Pavithra T (4 days ago)
Discover facts about tanjore temple in India it is interesting
shokideman 268 (5 days ago)
Aii Europeans they took everything
Succbear YT (5 days ago)
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Damarancha Raghuram (5 days ago)
is there any reason in building them ... or they built just for time pass..
Pamela Dizon (5 days ago)
They are giants that became stone 😂
Contessa Red (5 days ago)
It is my opinion, these are not statues but the giants mentioned in the Bible that roamed the earth pre-flood. Once the earth was flooded, the Giants became stuck in the mud. I think they turned their backs to face away from the ocean waves as they drowned and died where they stood. The kneeling giant, was praying to God for forgiveness.
Contessa Red (4 days ago)
You think that hurt, look at Mudfossil University channel.. complete mind f***+Jcraff3
Jcraff3 (4 days ago)
that hurt my brain, don't talk
Hischool 1-3 Moore (6 days ago)
I think the Easter island heads had a purpose as the dead bodies of the dead gods of easter
DARK SHADOW (6 days ago)
*yeah we know they have heads*
giselle young (6 days ago)
i think it was aliens
MoekaLovesGaming (7 days ago)
I'm here for 🗿
Zyphox (7 days ago)
10:08 seconds btw
John (7 days ago)
At 3:44 McDonald's at the bottom
Harry van Laer (7 days ago)
They got a problem with fresh water on the Island! I am almost sure!
Ricky Erwin (7 days ago)
I'm giving u the thumbs up u asked for.👍 There u go
Marco Evans (7 days ago)
is there anything that the Whites haven't destroyed?
CrushedBig D (4 days ago)
liberals
Miranda Morgan (7 days ago)
This is Destroyer an island head: 🗿 👔 👖💨 👞👞 This is his current location: ⚰
Peter Calibo (8 days ago)
Wait guys i just realized something base on the map that you give the whole island is surrounded right!?.. So what if the purpose of the stuff if a defenses for those pirates and colonialist and that time the land is low ... So if a ship will see the shadows of those .. They will say that there a giants in there so they will not go there.. Right.. And for the peoples of the island who create them what if theirs at Disaster that take them away ... Pls... Comment below if any one read this.... Like pls.. To know if thers one
The Easter heads looks like Squidward’s. House
Bëłłä Jässø (4 days ago)
Because it is that is what squidwars house is made of
Idk bright side
Lief Esméetje (8 days ago)
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Harpreet Waliya (9 days ago)
Jo bhi manta hai yeah aliens ne banaya hai like thoko👇👇👇
Luke lulz (9 days ago)
This video should not be posted by bright Side but from dark Side
Jothi kumar (9 days ago)
Anyone from 2019?
Harpreet Waliya (9 days ago)
Kaga se ho aap ?
Harpreet Waliya (9 days ago)
Yes me
Dum dum bring me gum gum
Candice 69 (9 days ago)
Crazy...
Sophia Arianne Monte (9 days ago)
If your a Human...Leave a like👍
Oh yeah yeah (9 days ago)
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Jwinsthon Pascua (10 days ago)
I think that stone heads is created by the first human live there
Adam Buentello (10 days ago)
Just cause the material came from the island in no way confirms that aliens didn't build or move the statues LOL And I highly doubt "walking with magic" meant with ropes tied to them.. otherwise they would've said they were tied up & pulled.. those words were in their vocabulary. Sounds more like they were moved by some type of unseen force only higher intelligent beings could have developed.
Manaswita Mandal (11 days ago)
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Tozhlee Tv (11 days ago)
Europeans always messing up something
Davis O'Brien (11 days ago)
Proof people were using Emojis in ancient times
feenux (11 days ago)
“ How could a handful of inhabitants create such magnificent and numerous monuments?” They had lots of TIME and no internet
Larsa Yalda (9 days ago)
feenux 😂
Blaize Frost Trahan (12 days ago)
BRIGHT SIDE U R COOL:D
Catriona Cruz (12 days ago)
But why is it called Easter Island
Eunice Olaivar (12 days ago)
"Europeans."
Real village Heros (12 days ago)
Awesome beautiful island
sumaima alvi (13 days ago)
not very interesting
Sergio Bratina (13 days ago)
There is a great contradiction in this narrative. It is clearly stated that when he Europeans discovered the island in 1722, the population was only 1500-3000. But if it had been previously up to maybe 17.500 why it had later been reduced to only a fraction? The usual European evils like diseases and exploitation occurred later when the remaining inhabitants were almost wiped out. Ecocide is considered not politically correct because, as a matter of principle for many historians now, native people are never to be considered responsible of anything so serious as the destruction of an ecosystem. But the forests had disappeared before the arrival of the Europeans. This seems the obvious result of the need for more and more agriculture to support an increasing population. But then it dwindled to only 1500-3000! So if it was not ecocide, please provide another sensible theory. Maybe more than one, or a combination of factors. Perhaps we will never know what really happened. But I beg you, keep out the aliens!
Bhavini Pandey (13 days ago)
Copy video of mysterious world hindi
S I M M Y S I N G H (13 days ago)
Just come to the fuckn point 0o0
xd man (13 days ago)
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Wolfgang Knochmann (14 days ago)
Thanks for the valuable information!
Dominika Polanska (14 days ago)
I shared that Mu mum and dad
Galaxyvortex (14 days ago)
these kinda makes me hate the Europeans in the past
Galaxyvortex (14 days ago)
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Ecarmose (14 days ago)
that’s tuff
Taha632RMF (15 days ago)
So basically 🗿
Unknown Unknown (15 days ago)
sponge bob did it. Remeber that episode where he goes for jelly fishin, and because of the wind his holes blew. At the end he makes statues just like him...
Faith Ehad (15 days ago)
wow ilayket ilaket
Kenny Wibisono (15 days ago)
Its look like villager from minecraft,you know long nose long head and other......i guess
DaVillain Livin' (15 days ago)
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Garima Singh (16 days ago)
There is no mystery
Cherryl Lumansoc (17 days ago)
No, why?
J Addison (17 days ago)
What's the real name of the island? And I think the statues were created as protection from volcanoes or "volcano gods" if they called them that.
MASTER THE PRANKS 0 (17 days ago)
Who's watching this after watching the film hop "2011"
Peter Johnson (18 days ago)
I can believe they could move a ten tonne statue with ropes but 30? Or 297 for the biggest one? No chance. Great video however.
Kwa Byr (18 days ago)
Every where Europeans settle they bring with them death and madness
Twitch_ghost ken (18 days ago)
They're going to come alive and roam the Earth
Arick Liu (19 days ago)
Digletts!
AngelXiong Playz (19 days ago)
did anyone notice it looks likes squidwards house from spongebob?
Yusuf khan (20 days ago)
It is early human because they are strong than us
Dwayne Jersey Villar (20 days ago)
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Joseph Lalrindika (20 days ago)
Those European
The mighty rocc (20 days ago)
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BAO AN TIN CONSULTANCY (21 days ago)
That alot of people
Mahesh Nath (21 days ago)
There are no mystery behind these statues. There were 7 people (7 east facing statues) trapped in this Island with a monkey (Tukuturi). They made these huge statues maybe by expecting others to notice it and help them. But after making these statues they developed an interest and made so many. The statues were spread across the Island by huge waves....lol. Just look how simple it is!!! hahaha
Michael Solis (21 days ago)
Europeans as always ruined a great civilization
AUN AHMAD (21 days ago)
They weigh about 13.5 tons each
Pat Kovacs (21 days ago)
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Heroic Cat Noir (22 days ago)
I don't know yet Easter Island but the one thing i know in Easter Island is the big head. Thank you for making a video like this!
mac23skidoo (22 days ago)
Some of the ideas represented here are ridiculous. Unless there was an active volcano spurting out of Ash and lava continuously there is no way a few centuries could be enough time to completely cover the body of those statues. To assume the natives would go to all that trouble to build and carve their statues and then to cover them up to the neck is also insane. The idea that the statues were covered in volcanic ash is also insane because an active volcano would have destroyed most of them not simply buried them. The statues are buried up to their neck because they are hundreds of thousands of years old. Come on people get a grip on reality and face up
Littilekittey8 (22 days ago)
Why did they disappear or did they?
Inez Fincher (22 days ago)
I am 179 years old I now what happened
Mahesh Nath (21 days ago)
You are still new......
Boss Fowler (22 days ago)
No i have not #no
Vanzies World (22 days ago)
This reminds me of the movie “ Hop”.
May Oo (23 days ago)
😧😳
May Oo (23 days ago)
Wow
Melon Video (23 days ago)
thats amazin
Orange Shake (23 days ago)
its ibrahim aleh salam times
ComplexGrace Moonbeam (24 days ago)
If the heads had bodies underground, then how did the islanders move the heads with that rocking motion? Were the statues made then buried in the spots they're in? I am so confused
GrubGaming (23 days ago)
Land can shift and grow
Lady Blue (24 days ago)
These were built by real humans with more brainers then these scientist .. who built the pyramids the Israelites
Deuteronomy 27 vers 15 'Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the Lord , the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.' Deuteronomy 27:15

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