Skeletons of up to three meters in height were discovered in the Amazon region near Ecuador and Peru. Now a group of researchers from Germany will examine and study the ancient remains in hoping to unravel the mystery behind them, says British anthropologist Russell Dement.
Will experts prove the existence of ‘giants’ that inhabited the Amazon in the distant past?
Genesis 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
According to Cuenca Highlife, since 2015, a team of experts discovered a dozen of mysterious skeletons which are believed to date back to 1400 and 1500 AD. These abnormal skeletons measure up to three meters in height.
We are at a very early stage of our investigation and I’m the only one who is allowed to communicate the details of what we found. I do not want to make claims based on speculation as the work proceeds. Given the size of the skeletons, this has both medical and anthropological implications, said Dement.
In late 2014, Dement gathered information from the locals in the region about the discovery of a very peculiar skeleton, located about 100 kilometers from Cuenca in Ecuador. Dement traveled to the scene and returned the rib cage and skull of a woman who surfaced due to flooding in the area. The dating carried out on the bones yielded an age of around 600 years. Subsequently the remaining bones were found which provided researchers with a skeletal height of 2.23 meters. Other skeletons had up to three meters in height.
Because of the sensational nature of this, we have to be extremely diligent in our research since it will be met with a great deal of skepticism, he said.
Dement was surprised about the discovery and decided to form a research team that included scholars and experts from the Freie University in Germany.
Dement and his team received full support from the locals who made it much easier for Dement and his team to investigate the mysterious skeletons.
“Even though I had been working with Freie for many years, I was concerned that they might not give a grant for someone looking for giants. To outsiders, especially scientists, I understand this sounds a little hair-brained.”
According to experts the skeletons had no disfiguration whatsoever, indicating that these “giant” beings were relatively healthy.
The skeletons show no signs of diseases such as the hormonal growth problems that are common in most cases of gigantism. In all the skeletons, the joints seemed healthy and lung cavity appeared large. One of the skeletons that we have dated was of a female who was about 60 when she died, much older than typical cases of gigantism, reports Cuenca Highlife.
Dement had already studied the natives from the Amazon and heard of legends that speak of ‘very tall, pale-skinned people who lived in the region’. The elders described the giants as a ‘race of large, peaceful Amazonians’ very welcomed by locals.
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