New 'Moai' statue uncovered on Easter Island

STORY: The almost 5-foot-tall (1.5 meters) statue was found by researchers carrying out geological surveys after a fire last year in Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The latest finding is smaller than many of the nearly 1,000 Moai on the island. This is the first statue found in a dry lake, so it is presumed that there could be more stones left to uncover.

Archeologists are carrying out initial diagnostics to determine the condition of the piece.