Rapa Nui: The silence of the land

Welcome to one of the most mysterious spots on Earth: Easter Island or Rapa Nui. It is home to the most logic-defying statues.

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16:08 January 16, 2018
Archaeologists say the Rapa Nui’s demise resulted from an environmental catastrophe, as the cutting of millions of palm trees to clear fields or make fires, led to the erosion of the island’s rich, volcanic soil.
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