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What are those head statues called?
Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
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Correspondingly, what are head statues called?
A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, and a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. A sculpture that only includes the head, perhaps with the neck, is more strictly called a "head", but this distinction is not always observed.
Likewise, are there bodies under the Easter Island heads? Easter Island's monumental stone heads are well-known, but there's more to the story: all along, the sculptures have secretly had torsos, buried beneath the earth. Archaeologists have documented 887 of the massive statues, known as moai, but there may up as many as 1,000 of them on the island.
Besides, what do the moai statues represent?
Moai statues were built to honor chieftain or other important people who had passed away. They were placed on rectangular stone platforms called ahu, which are tombs for the people that the statues represented.
Where are the moai statues?