This reprint of adventuress Katherine Routledges classic archeology book on Easter Island was first published in London in 1919. Heavily illustrated with a wealth of old photos, this is a treasure trove of information on Rapa Nui, known in the West as Easter Island.
Beginning with Routledge's yacht voyage from England across the Atlantic, and around South America to Easter Island, her account of this incredible adventure is one of the first ever of the life, history and legends of this strange and remote place. Detailing the statues, pyramid platforms, Rongo Rongo script, Bird Cult, and the war between the Short Ears and the Long Ears, Routledge and her companions explore the secret caves and walk the ancient island roads.
This rare early account of Easter Island has served as a primary source for the theories that have evolved to explain Easter Island's enduring mysteries.