Does Easter Island offer us a sign of Alexandria's fate? This is a picture of a maoi from Easter Island. The first-recorded European contact with the island was on April 5 (Easter Sunday), 1722 when Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen visited the island for a week and estimated there were 2,000 to 3,000 inhabitants on the island. Will Alexandria join the Rapa Nui as another failed and lost civilization? Will you work to change Alexandria's downward spiral?