Archaeologists find Giants- Oh no, here we go

Posted on October 25, 2011

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This came in an email a few days back and is an excellent example of how false news stories can spread across the internet. Some of the images of “Giant” skeletons were actually put together as part of a Photoshop (PS) competition for people to show off their PS skills. http://www.worth1000.com/contests/447/archaeological-anomalies-2.  Here is the description of that competition:

‘You are to create an archaeological hoax. Your job is to show a picture of an archaeological discovery that looks so real, had it not appeared at Worth1000, people might have done a double take.’

Interestingly enough you can find some of the orgional unedited photos still on the web, here is one example  http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/photos/expedition/

Basically, someone found these photos on the internet and then added in some biblical references, a map with a dot on it, and a small back story about archaeologists and boom- they had a viral story.

These astounding photos are from a recent archaeological discovery in Greece ; This totally unexpected find furnishes proof of the existence of “Nephilim.”  Nephilim is the word used to describe the giants spoken of in biblical times by Enoch as well as the giant David fought against  (Goliath). Note the incredible size of the skull…
Genesis 6:4 There were giants on earth in those days;
Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak,
which come
of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

These astounding photos are from a recent archaeological discovery in Greece ; This totally unexpected find furnishes proof of the existence of “Nephilim.”  Nephilim is the word used to describe the giants spoken of in biblical times by Enoch as well as the giant David fought against  (Goliath). Note the incredible size of the skull…
Genesis 6:4 There were giants on earth in those days;
Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak,
which come
of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


Not Original Fake News

Snopes has found that this is  not even an orgional fake news story. Originally it involved a find in Saudi Arabia. It appears that someone has ripped it off and changed it to Greece. http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/giantman.asp

Deathsplanation has a good round up on more “giant” stories here- https://deathsplaining.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/giant-skeletons-re-surface/

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