The other mystery of Easter Island

Maybe it’s just the budding anthropologist in me, but this caught me as an interesting reason to check out Easter Island and not just be another tourist gawking at the huge monoliths.  This came to me via the folks at Damn Interesting. Be sure to check out the whole story:

 “Easter Island is branded into popular consciousness as the home of the mysterious and towering moai statues, but these are not the only curiosity the South Pacific island holds. Where the moai are fascinating for their unknown purpose and mysterious craftsmen, the island’s lost language of Rongorongo is equally perplexing. The unique written language seems to have appeared suddenly in the 1700s, but within just two centuries it was exiled to obscurity.”