Where is Easter Island? What was significant about the giant statues on this isolated island? Why were the statues built? How do scholars think the statues may have been built and transported? Why were the statues destroyed? Where did the native people of the island—the Rapanui—come from? What was the Birdman Cult? With The Mysteries of Easter Island, kids can explore questions and mysteries surrounding the huge stone statues of Easter Island and the culture that produced them.
Explore fascinating mysteries and secrets of history and folklore from countries and cultures around the world. Designed for students was a 6th to 8th grade primary reading level, Enigmas of History 1 presents the most recent findings and theories of scientists, archaeologists, historians, and folklorists concerning questions that have puzzled experts for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. In each nonfiction book in the series, kids will find maps, diagrams, timelines, and glossaries to aid their in-depth understanding of the topic.