Jacob Roggeveen,Explorer. The discovery of Easter Island.

On this day in 1722—which was Easter Sunday—the little-known Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen became the first European to visit Rapa Nui, or Easter Island. Jacob Roggeveen  was a Dutch explorer who was sent to find Terra Australis, but instead came across Easter Island (called Easter Island because he landed there on Easter Day). Jacob RoggeveenContinue reading “Jacob Roggeveen,Explorer. The discovery of Easter Island.”