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The Moai statues were carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island between the 13th and 16th centuries.
The statues range in height from about 10 feet to over 30 feet, and are made from a single piece of stone.
It is believed that the Moai were carved to represent deceased ancestors and were placed on platforms called ahu
There are over 900 Moai statues on Easter Island, and their size, shape, and positioning on the island have led to many theories about their purpose
Many of the Moai statues were toppled during a period of internal conflict on the island in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
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