Damaged Easter Island statues – level 2

12-10-2022 07:00

Last week, a wildfire damaged the famous stone statues on Chile’s Easter Island.

Officials don’t know the fire’s cause or the number of damaged statues. The fire affected nearly 150 acres of land, and officials said that it was impossible to repair the statues because they cracked in the heat.

Hundreds of years ago, Indigenous people carved a thousand stone statues that look like heads, and recently, the island became world famous for them.

The island closed more than two years ago because of the coronavirus, and it opened to tourists again only a few months ago.

Difficult words: indigenous (people who originally lived in a place), carve (to cut a hard material into an object or design), crack (to break into parts).

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