The Easter islands were where the Rapa Nui flourished with their distinct identity and culture. Their unique architectural designs were one of their own kind. The Rapa Nui culture was at its apex between the 10th and 16th centuries. This was the time when the Rapa Nui culture manifested itself in the form of stone carvings and around 900 monolithic human figures they erected all over the island.
The miracle in question is the volumes of questions the silent human caricatures ask about their creation as well as their creators. It did take a large amount of effort on the part of the civilization that built them to carve them out of stone blocks and then move them from one part of the island to another. Reasons behind all this effort remain a mystery. Some historians attribute the erections as an honor to ancestors. But nothing definite can be said of the reasons for there are no substantive records supporting the hypothesis.
From the time of the islands’ inhabitation by mankind between 800 AD and 1200 AD, the island's ecosystem has been tilted towards doom. Some people say it was the cutting down of millions of giant palms that formed the vegetation on the islands that provided the stimulus for the wreck. Others attribute it to the arrival of rats and rodents with the early settlers.
Efforts are on and are badly needed to save and conserve the historical culture of Easter Islands. Many moai on the island are now unable to withstand the onslaught of time and winds. Their deterioration to plain rocks has to be stopped in some form or the other. Efforts are on in this direction.