Rongo-Rongo scripture is one of the many mysteries of Easter Island. The undeciphered text is carved into tablets and wooden structures around the island.
The scripture is made up of glyphs which are symbols and pictographs. The name “Rongo-Rongo” translates to “the great message.”
Forgone Flora and Fauna
To say that Easter Island is teeming with wildlife would be a massive overstatement. This is due to the disastrous deforestation and volcanic activity that took place on the island.
Some of the few animals you may spot on the Island include Moko Uru-Uru Kau a.k.a White Geko and the Chimango Caracara bird.
Take Your Tablets
There are numerous engraved tablets found on the Island, all covered with Rongo-Rongo scripture.
Historians presume that the Rongo-Rongo scripture found on the tablets is linked to the many "Maori Wisdoms" about sailing and astronomy.
It's recorded that the first known foreign contact with the original settlers of Easter Island was in the 16th century.
In 1770, Felipe Gonzalez, a Spanish ship captain, and his crew sailed to Easter Island and claimed it as Spanish Territory.
Archelogosist and historians who discovered the Moai statues soon realized that not all of them were completed.
In fact, almost 600 statues remain in limbo. One of the largest figures, unfortunately, falls under the unfinished list.