This is the "quarry" area on Easter Island.
The Moai were carved out of the rock above this spot and slid down the slopes into a pit to bring the statue upright. Once in the pit, they finished the carving on the backside. These Moai left in the quarry were abandoned throughout time… not like Pompeii… Many of the Moai are left because they didn’t get the center of gravity right or there is a major rock inclusion in a bad area of the statue.
Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island in the world. The nearest population center is Chile (2300 miles) and the nearest Polynesian center in the opposite direction is Tahiti (2600 miles). Easter Island, (Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua) is famous for Moai everywhere along the coast toppled on their Ahu’s and littered abandoned in the center along the Moai roads used to transport them.