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Demystified | Rapa Nui
If it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
Ashleigh Stiles
Published 29 April 2020
Demystified by Ashleigh Stiles

Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.

History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time.

Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.

EPISODE 26: RAPA NUI

Far in the distant mists of the pacific ocean, miles out from any land, sits a rocky outcrop - an island.

The island is bare, no trees, little vegetation, sparse animal life. But what it does have boggles the mind - constructs that are so large, and so strange, they warrant a very good explanation. It’s a shame there’s so few people left to give us one.

We could ask the statues of course, but getting anything out of them is like getting blood from stone...

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