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Mystery of Easter Island

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders,...
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Thursday, August 10 at 8:00 pm on 12.1


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NOVA is an award-winning series focused on demystifying a vast range of science, technology and history topics--past and present.