New moai statue discovered in Rapa Nui, Chile’s Easter Island | USA TODAY

A dry lake bed has revealed a new moai statue on Easter Island. Moais are human figures that were carved centuries ago by the Rapa Nui people.

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The laguna, or lake, within the volcano began to dry up in 2018, a member of the Ma’u Henua community, which manages the Rapa Nui national park where the volcano is located, told The Guardian.

The statue is just over five feet tall and was found lying down on its side. Researchers told Good Morning America it's a smaller statue and they will likely use carbon-14 dating to figure out how old it is.

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