The Moai Statues on Easter Island, Chile – A Lesson

moaiEasterIsland02The Moai statues on Easter Island, Chile. Built by the ancient Rapa Nui people to honor ancestors and gods, to ensure an abundant food supply. They used up resources faster than can be renewed and abused agricultural processes. In time, nothing was left, and losing faith in their gods that did not provide food, they began tumbling the Moai statues. Eventually, they starved to death and became extinct. 393 were erected, 97 more in route, and 397 Moai statues were being carved from a distant quarry – still seen today. A reminder on the importance of caring about the land and the solution doesn’t come from worshiping agricultural gods.

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