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"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

Paisaje cordillerano en las cercanías del volcán Antuco, región de La Araucanía, CHILE.

Paisaje cordillerano en las cercanías del volcán Antuco, región de La Araucanía, CHILE.

Desierto de Atacama, Chile.

Desierto de Atacama, Chile.

Puyehue volcan en Patagonia, Chile

Puyehue volcan en Patagonia, Chile

América. Valle Nevado (Chile) Más

Hot Snow: lugares nevados para fieles y promiscuos de la nieve

América. Valle Nevado (Chile) Más

Frutillar chile | Day Tour Frutillar, Chile

Frutillar chile | Day Tour Frutillar, Chile

Santiago de Chile - Bellavista by lunicko, via Flickr

Santiago de Chile - Bellavista by lunicko, via Flickr

Sur de Chile: Frutillar y lago Llanquihue: Actitud y alegría.

Sur de Chile: Frutillar y lago Llanquihue: Actitud y alegría.

fox , Torres del Paine , patagonia

fox , Torres del Paine , patagonia

Salto Huilo Huilo Chile.

Salto Huilo Huilo Chile.

Sand Dune, Viña del Mar, Chile. Ah, I was supposed to go there during my last trip!

Sand Dune, Viña del Mar, Chile. Ah, I was supposed to go there during my last trip!

Going Down the Hill in the Funicular on Cerro San Cristóbal in Santiago Chile

Going Down the Hill in the Funicular on Cerro San Cristóbal in Santiago Chile

Catedral de Agua, Santiago de Chile.

Water Cathedral in Santiago by GUN Arquitectos

Catedral de Agua, Santiago de Chile.

Tren cargando minerales en el Salar de Ascotán / Región de Antofagasta / Norte de Chile

Tren cargando minerales en el Salar de Ascotán / Región de Antofagasta / Norte de Chile

Ascensor Artillería (Valparaiso, Chile) by Bibi Web, via Flickr

Ascensor Artillería (Valparaiso, Chile) by Bibi Web, via Flickr

NACIMIENTO DEL RÍO PETROHUE

NACIMIENTO DEL RÍO PETROHUE