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Easter Island, located over 2,200 miles west of Chile, is one of the world’s most remote places. It is most famous for it moai, large statues carved from volcanic ash that resemble human figures. There are 887 such Moai on Easter Island, the largest of which is name "Paro". "Paro stands 33 feet high and weighs 88 tons. The average Moai is 14.5 feet tall and weighs 14 tons. The moai were probably transported to different parts of the island by 50-150 workers who dragged them on sleds and rollers made from trees that once populated the area.

Archaeologists believe the mysterious statues were carved by the island’s Polynesian inhabitants between the years 1000 and 1100. The statues are thought to represent dead ancestors. They were probably also seen as containers of sacred spirits and symbols of power.