Secrets of bizarre Temehea Tohua statues

In the Pacific Ocean there is an island, called Nuku Hiva, with numerous bizarre statues. The statues were named Temehea Tohua, after the place where they were discovered.

Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva is the largest island in the Marquesas Archipelago. It was discovered in 1595 by the Spanish navigator Alvaro de Neira. Once the island was investigated, an archaeological site was discovered, which the specialists named Temehea Tohua.

Strange statues

Several bizarre statues have been discovered in the archaeological site. These representations amazed the specialists. First, they have a very large head compared to the body. The bulging eyes and the huge mouth, pushed the archaeologists to compare them with the deities of the ancient Sumer.

The statues seem unreally beautiful, and those who carved them were perfect artists. The first question was where did these unknown artists draw their inspiration? Perhaps not so unknown, given that they were made by Polynesian colonists over 2000 years ago.

Conspiracy theories

When a thing is not understood or is not meant to be understood, people tend to place it in the sphere of conspiracies. Some conspiratorial stories are created, from the field of science fiction, with which the respective phenomenon is dressed. This was also the case with the Temehea Tohua statues, around which many unsavory theories were born.

One of them suggests that Temehea Tohua statues are the faces of aliens. It is impossible to believe such a thing because so far no one has seen an alien to make such a comparison. If we look at history, we can understand that most ancient cultures have tended to idolize abstract-looking gods. I'm wondering why? Because the ancient artists gave free rein to the imagination and drew or sculpted the gods after their imagining.

For example, if we look at the Ubaid Period, we will find that, more than 7,000 years ago, the inhabitants of Mesopotamia worshiped lizard people.

The truth about Temehea Tohua statues

Modern archaeologists, who have visited and studied the archaeological site of Nuku Hiva, are of the opinion that these ancient works of art have no connection with the aliens. Their origin is attributed to an ancient culture, which lived on the island about 2000 years ago.

Temehea Tohua statues represent the deities that this ancient culture idolized. The surest thing is that the artists imagined their gods in this way, which is why they sculpted them so.

Recent studies, the first settlers to arrive on the islands of French Polynesia, about 2000 years ago, were those of Samoa. Therefore, Temehea Tohua statues have no real connection with the aliens and are unrealistic graphic representations, born of the imagination of creative people.

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