The episode airing on Aug 13 at 1:00 p.m. is a part of the special series on World Heritage sites
Easter Island is considered to be one of the greatest mysteries on planet Earth. Scientists and explorers have been studying the most remote island on Earth and are affirmative that it was at some point inhabited by humans. However, there is very little evidence on the fate of the original population on this island. Was it conflict? A lack of resources? A natural disaster? The famous giant moai statues give the island an eerie, lonely atmosphere. But these statues are not the only mysteries contained within the island’s history. Tune into National Geographic Channel in a ground – breaking sponsorship with Panasonic as it brings to you the World Heritage Special series on ‘Beneath Easter Island’ on August 13th at 1.00 pm.
Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island’s intriguing history and culture.
On the legendary Easter Island in the South Pacific, a team of National Geographic explorers and scientists undertake a groundbreaking expedition: to attempt a first-ever mapping of the vast cave system beneath this enigmatic isle. While doing so they make astonishing new discoveries that will shed light on one of the greatest mysteries in human history: the fall of Easter Island. What caused this civilisation to crumble – and what might this knowledge mean for us today?
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