Collapse - Chapter 2: Twilight at Easter Summary & Analysis

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Rano Raraku is the volcanic quarry on Easter Island. The quarry is an eerie sight; it is where the huge gigantic stone statues were carved. There are 397 stone statues found around and inside the volcano. They are all of torsos of men. Most are 15 to 20 feet in height; the biggest one is 70 feet tall. The statues weigh between 10 to 270 tons. There are 97 more statues that can be found scattered about on the roads around the crater. There are 300 stone platforms along the coast and inland some of which supported 393 more statues that crashed and were broken up years before. The statues are in various stages of completion; some are still part of the stone it was being carved from. They seemed to have been suddenly abandoned. Some statues appear to be defaced and purposely damaged. How the huge torsos were moved...

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