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Taking a flight from Santiago to Easter Island is an expensive proposition but luckily a cheaper alternative exists in Colombia.
2000 years ago the native inhabitants of the region created elaborate tombs for those who died and adorned them with carved statues representing humans and animals, often mixing them in a shamanic way. 350 more words
On this day in 1722—which was Easter Sunday—the little-known Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen became the first European to visit Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.
Jacob Roggeveen was a Dutch explorer who was sent to find Terra Australis, but instead came across Easter Island (called Easter Island because he landed there on Easter Day). 489 more words