Monday, January 25, 2016

Just How Tall Were the Ancient Giants?

Take your hand and hold your jaw as if you're saying "hmmm" and thinking. Now, imagine another jaw that is so big it easily surroundings it. Hold your hands a couple inches away from you jaw. Now you're getting the picture. Take it further. Imagine an entire skull fits over your entire head like a water bucket. And that's just the inside size of their skull. Now, we're talking ancient giant size!

Ancient red-haired giant jaw (above)
Human jaw mold within (above)
Notice the mental foramen (holes) near the first molars on the front of the giant's jaw? The magical "Otamid" type of skull with sloped head and extra bone in the back called an os inca that created a pointed looking back of the head.

Did ancient people bind their heads to look like the giants? 

I would swear that I'm right about that!

Today, we might see those shapes and say they are archaic, but back then, they were the first people, the knowledgeable ones, who owned the lands first and were revered, perhaps, as gods - both benevolent and brilliant and ruthless and punishing (can see where we picked up those themes in our religious texts and native legends)

(The talented, Joe Taylor, Director of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum sculpted this accurately sized bone to show a femur would have been like 1950s finds in Turkey. The skeleton had 20-22 inch long feet, 14-16 feet tall.)

Check out this posting: In 1911 bat guano harvesters started working in this same cave. After digging out four feet of guano they found many broken arrows that the Indians had fired into the cave as well as other interesting artifacts, and they found red-haired giants. Even in the shrunken mummified condition the skeletons ranged in height from 8 feet to just under 12 feet.

The Review-Miner June 19, 1931 reported the find of two giant skeletons in the Humboldt lake bed. Both skeletons were wrapped in a gum treated fabric. The first skeleton was 8 and one half feet tall, the second was just under 10 feet tall.

Check out this link for the picture above that says - 

The height of Goliath varies between the various witnesses (manuscripts) to 1 Samuel 17.4 - between 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 cubits (even coming in at 5 1/2 cubits in one witness). This would equal 6-feet 7-1/2 inches to 9-feet 7-1/2 inches.

Deuteronomy 3.11 only offers us the length of King Og’s coffin (which, due to uncertainty in translation, could possibly alternatively refer to his bed). So, we might expect that the giant lying inside the coffin is about a cubit shorter than the 9-cubit coffin itself, or 8 cubits. That is 12 feet!

There was no standard measure for a cubit (the measure of a forearm) or a span (the measure of a spread hand width). So, (the author of the post) has estimated that 1 cubit = 45 cm, and that a span is half that.

Check this link out about a find in Alaska - Five skeletons, nearly complete, were exhumed and each is the set of bones that belonged to a giant of prehistoric times. One of the skeletons measures over seven feet in length, so that the man must have been considerably over that height. Then there were two others of within an inch of seven feet and the remaining two “were more than six feet in length and the men were of gigantic frame."

Check out this interesting source of descriptions - When Hernando De Soto reached the territory of the Apalachee around Tallahassee, he recorded meeting a giant Indian chief whom he described as "a man of monstrous proportions." 

At the same time as De Soto, across the continent near present day California/Arizona, Francisco Coronado was leading a team to search for the legendary beautiful "Seven Cities of Cibola," and ran into several tribes of giants. 

Pedro de Castaneda, one of Coronado's team members later wrote a complete history of the expedition mentioning their meetings with giant Indians. In one such passage he wrote of their encounter with the Seri Indian tribe: "Don Rodrigo Maldonado, who was captain of those who went in search of the ships, did not find them, but he brought back with him an Indian so large and tall that the best man in the army reached only to his chest. It was said that other Indians were even taller on the coast." (**Were indians taller on the coast because this is where the giants landed and bred with locals? We find this in Florida and Texas with taller than usual Native People as well as the `Patagonian Giants' at the tip of Cape Horn. Seems those who are on the coast faced the newcomers by boat.**)

(Tibia - shin bone- from the giant uncovered and a regular sized human in Rome)

At 6-feet 8-inches tall, he would have been easily eligible to compete among those giants of sport in the U.S. basketball leagues today.  In third-century AD Rome, where men averaged only about 5ft 6in, he would have been a giant the likes of which most people had never seen.  It's no legend - archaeologists believe have discovered the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism near the capital of the ancient empire.

 (Corezze Skull from France was identical to Neanderthal, but enormous in size)

(Spy Skulls found in the late 1800s in a cave in Belgium -enormous and with Neanderthal features)

**Those Neanderthal features might have been Denisovan or a hybrid of the two - a hybrid that grew taller than either of its originators**

(For a 60 pound hammer to work, it would have a 9 foot long handle)

Source: A very interesting find in North Wales - the Great Orme Copper Mines. These mines that date back 3500 years were the site of an interesting find of 2500 hammers, but the size of these hammers were 60 pounds as compared to 20 pound sledge hammers of today. It is believed the people (proportionally) who swung these in the copper mines were 12-18 feet tall! In perspective, the average height of a home ceiling is 8 feet.

(Some of the tools from the Great Orme Mines)

Where there was copper and water - there were giants!

Phoenician Origins of Britons and Scots, 1925

And it was presumably early pioneer stragglers of this same Nordic race at the end of the Old Stone Age who are represented by the "Red Man" of Paviland Cave, in the Gower peninsula of Wales, of the mammoth age, and the "Kneiss Chief " in the stone cist at Keiss (Kassi?) in Caithness. Both of these are interred with rude stone weapons, and are of the superior and artistic Cro-Magnon type of early men, which seems to have been the proto-Nordic or proto-Aryan. Indeed, the associate of the Keiss chief had a cranium described by Huxley: The Keiss chief is described by Laing as "tall man of very massive proportions", lying extended with face to the East. Huxley found his cranial index was 76, with projecting eyebrow ridges which gave the forehead a "receding" aspect and the forehead "low and narrow."

Source: This mummified finger came into the possession of a researcher who met a man who might have been a questionable grave robber who allowed him to photograph it. It is 15 inches long which correlates with a 16 foot tall human.


Another perspective - this is what it would be like to stand near a giant. Humbling, huh?

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