Easter Island – a tiny piece of land on the edge of the world. Everything connected with this place, shrouded in mystery. Where income people, who inhabit the island from time immemorial? How do they find this island? What and why people carved hundreds of giant stone statues? Definitive answers to these and other issues yet.
The name of the island.
Its unusual name was entirely accidental: the Dutch sailors had entered its land on the first day of Easter Week 1722. Other names of this island – Rapa Nui (Rapa Nui) – Large paddle, as well as Te-Pito-O-Te-Hen – Navel of the Universe, Mata-Ki-Te-Rank-Eye, staring at the sky.