Where Giants Walked
On one of the world’s most isolated islands, hundreds of vast stone statues lie moldering in the grass.
In this episode, we take a look at one of archaeology’s most enduring puzzles: the mystery of Easter Island. Find out how this unique community grew up in complete isolation, severed from the rest of the world by a vast expanse of ocean. Discover the incredible story of how it survived for so many centuries, and examine the evidence about what happened to finally bring this society, and its statues, crashing down.
A podcast about the collapse of civilizations throughout history.
Why do civilizations collapse? What happens afterwards? And what did it feel like to watch it happen?