Easter Island governor begs British Museum to return Moai: ‘You have our soul’

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The museum has held one of the most spiritually important statues of the Chilean island’s stone monoliths for 150 years

The governor of Easter Island has tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: “Give us a chance so he can come back.”

The museum has held the Hoa Hakananai’a – one of the most spiritually important of the Chilean island’s stone monoliths – for 150 years.

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