Rongorongo is a system of mysterious glyphs
discovered written on various artifacts on Easter Island. Many believe
they represent a lost system of writing or proto-writing and could be
one of just three or four independent inventions of writing in human
The glyphs remain
undecipherable, and their true messages — which some believe could offer
hints about the perplexing collapse of the statue-building Easter
Island civilization — may be lost forever.