Saturday, April 22, 2006

Returning moai update

Photo caption: Chileans look at a moai, a statue made of compressed volcanic ash in front of the presidential palace La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, April, 21, 2006. The statue was returned to Chile after three decades in Argentina and will be sent back to Easter Island. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin) (Santiago Llanquin - AP)
Easter Island Statue Heads Home
The Associated Press
The Washington Post
Friday, April 21, 2006; 7:37 PM
After a few hours on display in front of Chile's presidential palace, the head, one of hundreds of huge Easter Island statues known as Moais, was placed in a wooden crate and trucked from Santiago to the neighboring port city of Valparaiso. A navy ship was to take it on the 2,500-mile trip home across the Pacific Ocean.

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