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✭ Easter Island - Chile

“Chile: Rapa Nui national park, Isla de Pascua (Easter Island), Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

No. 4 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and considered the best restaurant in Latin America, restaurant Central of Lima, Peru, is probably the most avant-garde approach to Peruvian cuisine that the world has seen to date...Here, we have chef Virgilio’s recipe for Conchas y Lechuga, or “Mussels and Lettuce” – a meeting of the ocean and the land. #presentation #plating

Virgilio Martinez at Central Restaurant, Lima, Peru – Conchas y Lechuga

La Portada, Antofagasta, Chile

La Portada, Antofagasta, Chile (by Lorena Moreno Berroeta) - Amazing shot. I'd simply love to meet the Pacific.

The Easter Island heads also have BODIES  The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to see the heads from another angle - and discover that they have full bodies, extending down many, many feet into the ground of the island.

Okay, I’m sure some people out there knew the Easter Island statues had bodies, but I’m not going to pretend to be one of those people. My mind is kind of blown that I’m almost 40 and just now finding out that there are Easter Island statue bodies.

Lago (General Carrera en Chile)-(Buenos Aires en Argentina), Patagonia, entre Chile y Argentina. Segun el pais, asi se llama. Detalle de las cuevas Marvel en la zona Chilena.

Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake, Chile. wow, I have lived in and toured much of Chile over the years, but never knew about this! Need to research and find out where in Chile it is!

these statues are called moai, and they belong to the rapa nui, easter island, which belongs to the country of chile in south america.

The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) heads have bodies! While this isn't news in the Archaeology world, the discovery of hieroglyphs on the bases sort of is. Really interesting stuff!

Torres del Paine from Lago Nordenskjöld, Patagonian Chile

The granite peaks of Torres del Paine in Patagonian Chile, seen from Lago Nordenskjöld / photo by Rob Kroenert

Easter Island heads have bodies. The dirt and debris partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues  the statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements.

Easter Island heads have bodies! The back of this statue shows petroglyphs exposed by excavation. - photo from Easter Island Statue Project