easter island

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The Easter Island Home Page website is produced by Jane Resture. It is a detailed illustrated article on Easter Island, with numerous links to related websites.

Easter Island is one of the most isolated places on Earth, being situated in the South Pacific 2,000 miles from the nearest population centres in Tahiti and Chile. It is best known for the giant stone monoliths, known as Moai, along its coastline. Admiral Roggeveen, who came upon the island on Easter Day in 1722, named it Easter Island. Today the land, the people of the island, and its language, are all referred to locally as Rapa Nui.

The website discusses the controversy over the building of the monoliths, and the subsequent descent into bloody civil ware and population decline. There is a section on Getting There, with links to information on Airlines, Hotels, Guesthouses, Staying in a Private Home, and Archaeological & Cultural Tours. There is also a downloadable recording of Rapa Nui music.

Click here for the 'Easter Island Home Page' website: http://www.janeresture.com/easter_home/