Discover where the inhabitants of Easter Island really came from. Listen to the oral histories and myths passed down through word of mouth through the centuries explaining the marvels of the island. Learn how distance and religious beliefs cut off the islanders from their contemporaries. Fathom how a primitive people managed to carve and transport these heavy behemoths. Sift through the facts to determine what happened to the islanders when their population became too large for the island to support.
Through examining archeological evidence, the world’s top scholars debate why the monuments on Easter Island were built. “Easter Island” asks the question, “Who were the Easter Islanders, and why did they build the statues that dot their remote corner of the world?”
Find out on “Easter Island.”
A documentary series separating truth from fiction, solving intricate mysteries -- places, objects, events and/or people -- that have captivated people around the globe for centuries. “Mysteries” seeks out the latest evidence, not simply repeating existing myths, legends and “facts”, but by securing the testimony of top experts -- charismatic and entertaining scientists, historians, crime investigators.