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Easter Island Statues
Phase 1 requirements
Phase 2 requirements
150,000 c
Max.Monthly Cost
10,000 c/mo
+1 Holiday token
Landmark effect
Min. Construction Time

Easter Island Statues (Moai)

This is a Tier 1 Blueprints / MegaStructure.


Easter Island Status CXL 2012 in game screenshot

Moai, or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500.[1] Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-fifths the size of their bodies. The moai are chiefly the living faces (aringa ora) of deified ancestors (aringa ora ata tepuna). The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island, but most would be cast down during later conflicts between clans. [1]