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Visitors to crude photo-ops to increase overtourism at the easter island, an expert claims

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Even though it is mysterious, easter island is a dream destination for many people, a scholar has been the not-so-funny photo-ops, which are visited by tourists are reported to have taken on the iconic images, and to warn the visitors of bad behaviour, it can pose a threat to the health of the historic site in the future.

In a new interview, archaeologist, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, director of both the Easter Island Statue Project and the Rock Art Archive at UCLA, stated that some of the visitors to Rapa Nui National Park, take a rough photo-ops of the time “picking” the nose of the statues, known as moai.

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Statues at Anakena Beach, easter island, Chile. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Because of the ubiquitous nature of photography in our society, people have to take the same photo several times. As soon as one person gets a tip of the moai, you can rest assured that there are several tens of thousands [of photos], because it is the people’s car,” Van Tilburg said, as TravelPulse.

The more than 900 moai, dot the desolate island in the Pacific ocean. A new policy has recently been carried out in order to have a better conservation of the historic park, including the path and the lines on some of the images may be accessed, according to the outlet.

In addition, most of the foreigners, and the Russian, who is not of Rapa Nui descent, you are limited to getting only to obtain the travel visas to the island not exceeding 30 days, as a rule, which came into force last year, partly due to overtourism is concerned.

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More than 100,000 visitors are estimated to flock to easter island each year, often overwhelming, and the island has 7,750 residents, Travel + Leisure reports.

This remote island in the Pacific ocean, located more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, it is still a source of fascination for historians. Last year, researchers, including experts from Binghamton University, worked out how the ancient inhabitants were able to place the massive stones of the hats in the pictures.

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Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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