One of the objects protected by UNESCO could disappear from the face of the Earth

One of the objects protected by UNESCO could disappear from the face of the Earth Many scientists the world over long years trying to solve the mystery of the mysterious stone statues in the form of human heads on a deserted island in the Pacific ocean. Now brightest minds are occupied with the task of preserving unique sculptures.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most crowded with tourists locations. Several decades ago, came here about 3 thousand people per year. Today this figure has exceeded 150 thousand. Many experts say that stone sculpture is surpassed in popularity even the pyramids of Egypt. Thus, the locals say, as many vacationers allow yourself to climb the statue to take a selfie, contrary to the rules of conduct at protected area complex. This neglect augmented with the constant sun, wind and rainy seasons has led to the gradual destruction of this Museum under the open sky.

One of the famous archaeologists that explore the phenomenon of moai statues on Easter island Jo Anne van Till, said that tourists are not interested in the culture or nature of these places. They are guided by only one purpose – to perpetuate itself, taking photographs of ancient sculptures. The scientist believes that it is necessary to develop a number of measures to tighten the rules of stay on the territory of the reserve. The only way to save the statues for posterity.

The period of the erection of a 20-meter moai heads in the range of 1100-1400. the material for the sculptures was compacted volcanic ash. The world today presents 890 statues. But many archaeologists believe that some of the sculptures can be in the ground. Easter island became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995.
Russian tourists get to the island from Moscow, with transit through one of the European cities. So from the capital of the Russian Federation can go to Madrid and then to Santiago. A flight will cost more than 100 thousand rubles.

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