Scientists have made a significant discovery concerning Easter Island. After decades of research, they have finally uncovered the truth about the mysterious statues that adorn the island. The statues, called moai, were believed to have been created by the native Rapa Nui people. However, recent studies have shown that the ink used to write on the statues' backs was actually made by Europeans. This suggests that the island was visited by foreigners before previous believed. The findings shed new light on the history of Easter Island and its ancient inhabitants.