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Easter Island. Moai

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Easter Island is an overseas territory of Chile. It was first visited by Europeans on Easter Sunday of 1722 and was named by its first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai, created by the Rapanui people. Easter Island is one of the world´s most isolated inhabited island, and it is a world heritage site. Easter Island and surrounding islets such as are the summit of a large volcanic mountain which rises over two thousand metres from the sea bed.

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