Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths
joseph rosendo's travelscope

Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 601

About Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope:

The Daytime Emmy-winning travel series Travelscope- now re-titled JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE- scales new heights of adventure, natural splendor and cultural richness this season.

Host Joseph Rosendo journeys from the California coast to the islands of Hong Kong and to Chile's Tierra del Fuego.

Along the way, he encounters the heights of natural beauty in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia, celebrates Christmas in Switzerland and circumnavigates the tip of South America.

The series' hallmark remains the rich cultural interchanges between Joseph and the local population.

He joins the parade of medieval guilds during Zurich's spring festival, shares devotions with a holy man in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia and explores the mysteries behind the stone figures on Easter Island.


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Fri, Dec 2 7:00 P.M. Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada     NHPBS
Sun, Dec 4 9:30 A.M. Halloween In Ireland's Ancient East     NHPBS
Mon, Dec 5 7:00 A.M. Halloween In Ireland's Ancient East     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Dec 5 7:00 P.M. Halloween In Ireland's Ancient East     NHPBS
Tue, Dec 6 7:00 A.M. Following the reformation Trail in Switzerland and Germany - Part 2     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Dec 6 7:00 P.M. Sechselauten - Switzerland's Spring Festival     NHPBS
Wed, Dec 7 7:00 A.M. Eastern Europe's Treasures - From Budapest to Bucharest     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Dec 7 7:00 P.M. Dreamin' California's Coast - Malibu to Big     NHPBS
Thu, Dec 8 7:00 A.M. Mekong River Adventure - Part 1     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Dec 8 7:00 P.M. San Miguel De Allende, Celebrating in the Heart Of Mexico     NHPBS
Fri, Dec 9 7:00 A.M. Mekong River Adventure - Part 2     NH EXPLORE
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Sun, Dec 11 9:30 A.M. Ireland - Following The Way of St. Patrick, Part 1     NHPBS
Mon, Dec 12 7:00 A.M. Halloween In Ireland's Ancient East     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Dec 12 7:00 P.M. Ireland - Following The Way of St. Patrick, Part 1     NHPBS
Tue, Dec 13 7:00 A.M. Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands     NH EXPLORE

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