Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)
This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.
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Vertical forces can break up layers of rock into fault blocks, which then move vertically along the fracture planes.
Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
The architecture of traditional Samoan family settlements reflect the unique culture of their inhabitants.
These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.
The animation shows five outstanding works in the history of sculpture.
The characteristic ancient Greek statue was found on the bottom of the Adriatic Sea.
Hotspots are areas of the Earth´s crust where magma often rises to the surface and causes volcanic activity.
One of the Croatian sculptor's most famous works depicts a woman wearing a traditional costume.
The statue was donated by the French to the USA for the centenary of gaining independence.
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.