Friday, January 05, 2007

Moai are "compelling draw" for tourist to Rapa Nui

Easter Island looks to the future
By Jayne Clark
Updated 1/4/2007 9:44 PM ET

The compelling draw, of course, is the stone giants. There are 887 of these monolithic statues, some of which stand with their backs to the sea, hollow eyes locked on the barren, windswept terrain as if guarding vanished villages. Forty restored figures have been erected at 11 sites. .

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