Monuments: Saving the Moai & Ahus

Tiny Easter Island is only 14 miles long and 1,300 miles from the nearest populated island ("farther from anywhere than anywhere").

Yet its inhabitants in pre-recorded history developed a civilization with advanced knowledge of astronomy and engineering, great road-building ability, a written language. Most famous achievements were their alms (temples) and moai (great stone monoliths), the largest of which weigh up to 80 tons, rise to the height of a six-story building. Now in the person of Capuchin Father Sebastian Englert, 78, comes word that quick action is needed if the great...

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