London: Archaeologists have discovered that the famous Pacific isle statues have bodies buried beneath them.
Two of the six-ton giants have been excavated in a bid to probe their history.
“Our excavations exposed the torsos of two seven-metre tall statues. Easter Island statues have bodies,” the Sun quoted group leader Jo Anne Van Tilburg as saying.
The heads, built by ancient Polynesian people, have puzzled scientists since the 1700s.
First Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 18:27