Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 8 - Attention is now turned to Easter Island and its famous, massive statues, which present inexplicable questions similar to the Egyptian pyramids. The island could not have, food-wise, sustained the amount of workers it would need to produce the amount of statues it produced. How did they move the statues without wooden rollers (the volcanic island has no trees), and how did they hoist hats upon the heads of the figures, which were separate pieces of rock, if some statues reached as high as 66 feet?

There are a couple of other examples around the world as well, of huge statues and questions about how primitive peoples moved them. A 100-ton human head made by the Olmecs, for example, could not even be moved with modern construction equipment, but nonetheless the Olmecs managed to move it to a specific site. Von...

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