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The first statues are located on the beaches to the edge of the sea. Their number is about 200 to 260 and some are at a distance of 20 km from the volcano where were found the rocks with that were modeled.
The second group is of the statues that are erected at the base of "Rano Raraku". Statues appear to be finished, but they are different from others, because their bodies are covered by symbols. The eye sockets are not carved and lack - on them - or they not have, the hat - called "punkao". These are more mysterious than the others.
The third group is the most known of all. They are called "tukuturi" - and have the particularity of have legs. They were compared with the statues of the pre-Inca nations and created serious doubts about the theory of common origin of these populations.
The mystery of the Easter Island is that their ancient inhabitants, the builders of the statues, they disappeared.
The people that the colonizers found living there;natives of islands nearby - they nothing know about another nation or about the statues. All indicate that the island was abandoned in remote past.
The workmen left their tools and workshops. The causes of this lack of informations, the motive of the abandon are only speculations: natural catastrophe, such as a tsunami or an invasion or - even - an epidemic without corpses.
FONTE: ENIGMAS DA HUMANIDADE
Acessed in 2006