Join archaeologist Dr. Jago Cooper as he travels to Easter Island to investigate how a mysterious civilization rose and fell, and the circumstances of their disappearance.
Famed for its archaeological sites and massive stone heads, Easter Island is a remote volcanic island deep in Polynesia’s southeastern Pacific Ocean.
The island hosted an ancient civilization during the 13th to the 16th century who carved huge human figures with oversized heads called Moai.
Known as the Rapa Nui, this civilization would ultimately exhaust the island’s resources for the benefit of creating these stone figures.
Since the eventual discovery of the Moai stone figures, both the island and the civilization have been the center for archaeological curiosity.
By looking at the historical data and archaeological findings, Dr. Jago Cooper hopes to illuminate the story of the Rapa Nui and gain an insight into the mysteries of a lost world.
- Release date2014
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Spike Geilinger