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Statue from Easter Island in the Czech Republic

A moai statue in the Czech Republic

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Statue from Easter Island in the Czech Republic
Inserted: 19.07.2022
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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It has been 500 years since the first European set foot on Easter Island. It was accidentally discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 by the Dutch admiral Jacob Roggeveen. The island is a popular tourist attraction mainly for the mysterious huge stone moai statues.

You don't need to go to Easter Island to see moai
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

You don't need to go to Easter Island to see moai

If you don't want to rush to the remote Easter Island of Rapa Nui to see the world-famous sculptures there, then go to Strakonice.

4.5 meter tall statue
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

4.5 meter tall statue

There on the banks of the Ottawa River stands a 4.5 meter high concrete replica of a moai statue. This statue weighing 20 tons was made in 1981 by a native of Strakonice, Ing. Pavel Pavel together with a group of enthusiasts. It served him to verify his theory, how sculptures can be moved and transported over long distances only with the help of ropes and a few people. It was successful, and then the original sculptures of Ing. Pavel moved directly on Easter Island, so the mystery of moving the huge moai statues was solved thanks to a Czech engineer.

It stands on the banks of the Ottawa River
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

It stands on the banks of the Ottawa River

There on the banks of the Ottawa River stands a 4.5 meter high concrete replica of a moai statue. This statue weighing 20 tons was made in 1981 by a native of Strakonice, Ing. Pavel Pavel together with a group of enthusiasts. It served him to verify his theory, how sculptures can be moved and transported over long distances only with the help of ropes and a few people. It was successful, and then the original sculptures of Ing. Pavel moved directly on Easter Island, so the mystery of moving the huge moai statues was solved thanks to a Czech engineer.

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