Here is something that does not happen very often! A new Moai statue has been found on Easter Island!
Volunteers from three Chilean universities made the discovery on Feb. 21 in a dry lake bed, according to The Guardian. Scientific volunteers from three Chilean universities collaborating on a marshland restoration project within the Rano Raruku volcano made the rare find.
The laguna, or lake, within the volcano began to dry up in 2018, a member of the Ma’u Henua community told The Guardian. The community manages the Rapa Nui national park that includes the volcano, told The Guardian.
The statue is just over 5 feet tall and was found lying on its side. Researchers told ABC's "Good Morning America" it's a smaller statue, and the team probably will use carbon-14 dating to figure out how old it is.
The newest Easter Island statue was found lying on its side and is just over 5 feet tall. Carbon-14 dating will be used to assess its age.