The Underground world of Easter Island – island caves in Polish research

13.12.2017 - 7.01.2018

Easter Island is a phenomenon both geologically and archaeologically. There are at least 40,000 archaeological sites on the Island as well as approximately 1,000 caves hidden underground. Polish speleological research on the Easter Island was launched in 2001 by a team led by Andrzej Ciszewski. Currently the project is managed by Maciej Sobczyk from the Pre-Columbian Research Center of the University of Warsaw.

The team is comprised of scientists from different disciplines: archaeologists, anthropologists, architects and speleologists. The composition of the team allows for extensive field research both on land and in the waters surrounding the Island.

The exhibition is supplemented by multimedia. Thanks to the use of a 3D holographic projector, you can enjoy models of the monuments involved in the presented research. 3D printing gives you the chance to touch a fragment of some rock engravings that are, in reality, located in inaccessible caves.


The exhibition financed under contract 828 / P-DUN / 2017 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science.


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