On this day in History 4/5

On this day in 1772, Dutch explorers landed on remote Easter Island. On this Easter Sunday, 3,000 miles from the nearest continental land, Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen finds a 63-square-mile island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Towering stone statues mystify these first European visitors and others for centuries to come.

Featured image courtesy of Horacio_Fernandez, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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