Heinz Hell


New York Herald Tribune, 1933; In three parts.

"German Newspaper Man tells of Visiting Polynesian Colony 2,000 Miles Off Chile; Huge Statues Carved from Lava Centuries Ago Continue to Puzzle Archaeologist. Easter Island, 2000 miles off the coast of Chile, is one of the archaeological mysteries of the South Seas. On it are hundreds of huge statues carved from compressed volcanic ash. How the primitive people could have transported these images has never been explained. The island is owned by Chile, which leases the sheep-breeding rights to a British firm. Once a year this company sends a vessel to bring back wool and cattle. Heinz Hell, a German newspaperman, made the trip on the vessel's most-recent voyage. He has written three articles describing the island and its people'. "