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NOVA - Season 40 Episode 3 : Mystery of Easter Island (2021)
 
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A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory—serving up plenty of action and surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world's most intriguing enigmas.
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TV Network:PBS
Release Date:Jan 01, 1970
Last Air Date:Apr 21, 2021
Number of Seasons:48
Number of Episodes:911
Genres:Documentary
NOVA - Season List:
Season 0
1999-07-13
Season 1
1974-03-03
Season 2
1974-11-03
Season 3
1976-01-04
Season 4
1977-01-05
Season 5
1978-01-04
Season 6
1979-01-04
Season 7
1980-01-15
Season 8
1981-01-06
Season 9
1982-01-10
Season 10
1983-01-18
Season 11
1984-01-17
Season 12
1985-01-15
Season 13
1986-01-21
Season 14
1987-01-20
Season 15
1988-01-19
Season 16
1989-01-17
Season 17
1990-01-09
Season 18
1991-01-08
Season 19
1992-01-14
Season 20
1993-01-05
Season 21
1994-01-18
Season 22
1995-01-09
Season 23
1995-10-10
Season 24
1996-10-01
Season 25
1997-10-07
Season 26
1998-10-06
Season 27
1999-10-05
Season 28
2000-10-24
Season 29
2001-10-02
Season 30
2002-09-03
Season 31
2003-09-30
Season 32
2004-09-28
Season 33
2005-09-20
Season 34
2006-09-05
Season 35
2007-10-09
Season 36
2008-10-07
Season 37
2009-10-06
Season 38
2010-10-19
Season 39
2011-09-07
Season 40
2012-10-10
Season 41
2013-09-11
Season 42
2014-09-10
Season 43
2015-09-16
Season 44
2016-09-07
Season 45
2018-01-10
Season 46
2019-01-02
Season 47
2020-02-05
Season 48
2021-01-14