Here you can find a few samples from all over the world, -
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can find an incredible amount of stories of giants, from the
east coast to the west, from the north to the south. Bones,
skulls, six fingered fossils, tombs, mounds, caves. Newpaper-articles
were written and archeological research done. But where are
the findings now?
USA: A local farmer struck a deposit of very hard stone
about nine feet below the topsoil - just outside of
Kossuth Center. Seven mummified remains of some giant
humanoid race were seated in a ring around a very large
and deep fire pit. They were each fully ten feet tall
even when meas ured
seated in their cross-legged positions. The foreheads
were unusually low and sloping, and they had double
rows of teeth in their upper and lower jaws. The hair
of each of them was distinctly red in colour.
USA: The picture shows one of many human footprints
contemporary with dinosaurs taken from the Paluxy River
located in Dinosaur Park near Glen Rose. It exceeds
45 cm (18 inches) in length. The cross-sectional cuts
determined through compression studies that it was a
woman's footprint. Estimates indicate her stature approximately
305 cm (10 feet) and 454 kg (1,000 lbs). Several strata
of human prints with dinosaur prints have been excavated
in this park.
USA: The picture shows a large handprint of the giants
supposedly mined in Michigan in very ancient times.
It is estimated that half a billion pounds of copper
were mined in tens of thousands of pits on Isle Royale
and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan by ancient miners
over a period of a thousand years. Indian legends tell
the mining was done by fair-haired marine men.
Obviously very large/tall!
Spaniards were looking for gold - and they found quite a lot,
even if they did not find the fabled citiy of gold, El Dorado.
They were not so interested in old bones and stories about
giants, but there are plenty!
that was what Magellan called the land close to the
southern tip of South America, during his voyage in
1519. He encountered giants there, and it is said the
head of one of Magellan's middle sized men reached but
to the waist of the giants. There was another tribe,
which was called Tiriminen, who also were of a gigantic
stature, being 10 or 12 feet high, and continually at
war with the other tribes.
gold museum is private and not open to the public, so
only a few have seen the golden-clad giant king. The
mummified head of the crowned king in the photograph
is about twice as large as a normal head. A golden tunic
hung on the wall is made of spun gold, over eight feet
tall and tailored in such a way as to suggest that it
was not intended to drag on the floor behind a king,
but rather to hang straight down.
Maya calendar tells about four periods when the human race
were almost wiped out by catastrophes - we are now in the
fifth and last. Pyramids, gold, human sacrifices. Rulers and
gods - and giants.
country of Mexico is rich in ancient artefacts -
and legends about giants. The largest of the pyramids
of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, those of the
Sun and Moon, were said to have been built by the
giants that existed in those days. Legends assert
that Teotihuacan was built by giants with the purpose
to transform men into gods.
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Pacific Ocean covers almost 1/3 of the earth's surface, and
is dotted with small islands - from Australia to Hawaii. But
no matter how tiny the islands are, you will always find legends
about giants. And some places you will find statues, footprints,
and even graves.
Rotuma is an isolated island far north of the main islands.
During the Second World War, coast watchers uncovered
shin bones over 3 feet (1 meter) long, - only a 12 foot
(4.5 meter) tall man would have leg bones that size.
In the same area, the people found caves filled with
giant human bones.
On Tarawa, the main atoll of Kiribati, I found the footprints
of a giant, his wife and children in a schoolyard -
in the village of Banreaba. They all had six toes. Erik
Von Däniken found one untouched 5,3 meter long
grave in Kiribati, where a giant is said to buried,
but were unable to examine it. The people are even today
very afraid of ghosts.
States of Micronesia: On the island of Pohnpei (Ponape)
in Micronesia are some very interesting ruins called
Nan Madol. This ancient city of stone is built on 90
artificial islands situated on the southeastern side
of the island. Bones of giants have supposedly been
found both inside the ruins and in the dense forest
on the adjacent island.
Rex Gilroy has discovered giant footprints in Australia.
He has also found hand axes, clubs, ponders, knives,
and other stone-tools so huge that only giants with
extra large hands and strength could have made use of
them. Estimates for size of these giants range from
10 to 12 feet tall and over. Aboriginal legends tells
of giants living there when they arrived.
On the atoll of Nukulaelae there once lived a giant
named Tevalu. Two brothers finally killed Tevalu. A
few years ago Japanese archaeologists found what the
old villagers said was the giant's grave, 3.5 meter
long. The villagers at first wanted the archaeologists
to open the grave, but then changed their minds: It
was too dangerous!
More stories and pictures:
have all heard about Goliath that was slain by David, but
there are other giants in the Bible.
Other ancient scriptures tell about giants as well, and there
were some large vikings. And a fossilized giant on show!
Goliath, the famous giant slain by the later king David,
was about 12 feet (3,66 meters) tall. He was one of
the last giants, the Anakim. Another one was Og. These
giants were the offspings of the sons of God and the
daughters of men, as citied in Genesis 6:4. Also Goliath,
according to the Bible, he had six fingers and toes.
The giant was 10 feet tall and his tomb was 28 feet
long. Half of the tomb was filled with his armor and
spear. The Technical Sergeant is holding his turban
which has a brass liner inside, note the size!
king of Persia, is portrayed as seven feet.
Ancient giants in Persia, Herodotus notes in his "Histories"
book 7:117: "Acanthian
was in stature the tallest of all the Persians, falling
short by only four fingers of being five royal cubits
in height, and he had a voice the loudest of all men;
so that Xerxes was greatly grieved at the loss of him,
and carried him forth and buried him with great honour,
and the whole army joined in throwing up a mound for
him." (5 cubits is about 7.5 feet tall)
Gilgamesh was half god and half human, a Sumerian. He
had six fingers and was very tall - see the lion that
he is holding! Gilgamesh was regarded as superhuman.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh he is said to be 11 cubits
(approximately 18 feet) tall, and his punt poles were
each 60 cubits long. If Gilgamesh existed, he probably
was a king who reigned sometime between 2800 and 2500
BC. The Sumerian King List says that Gilgamesh ruled
the city of Uruk for 126 years.
The kings of ancient Egypt were often said to be giants.
The king Khasekhemui (also spelled Khasekhemwy and Khasekhem,
ca. 2690 BC) was the final ruler of the Second Dynasty.
He was 5 cubits and 3 palms high, about 8 English feet
(2.44m), if the short cubit of 17.4 inches were used
. If we use the Royal Cubit his height increases
to 14ft, 7in (4.45 meters)!
A fossilized giant was discovered during mining operations
in County Antrim, in 1895. The giant was 12ft, 2in tall
and had six toes on the right foot. The gross weight
was more than 2 tons, so it took half a dozen men and
a powerful crane to place this article in position for
a picture. The giant was brought to England and exhibited,
but was later lost.
are plenty, but often very sketchy reports of giant human
skeletons being discovered in this part of the world. So please
do send-in information and pictures!
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh: A human skeleton 5.2 m (17 ft)
tall was unearthed at Gargayan in the Philippines. In
Sri Lanka explorers found the remains of humans about
4 m tall, and at Tura in Assam, near the border of Bangladesh,
a human skeleton measuring 3.4 m was discovered.
are not that many reports of giant skeletons being discovered
in Africa. So again: Please do send-in information and pictures!
1936, two French archaeologists, Lebeuf and Griaule,
led an expedition to Chad in North Central Africa. They
found large numbers of mounds. They dug up several egg-shaped
funeral jars that contained the remains of a gigantic
race, along with pieces of their jewelry and their works
of art. These giants, according to the natives, were
called the Saos.
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