While doing research for my novel about the Albigensian heresy and Crusade against them by the Catholic Church, I came across this very interesting article on Wikipedia. Stories abound about a race of giants that once existed, and while the Smithsonian makes no comment about their existence here in the US ( as far as I have been able to ascertain), there is evidence in France of men that were eleven feet tall.
The expression “Giant of Castelnau” refers to three bone fragments (a humerus, tibia, and femoral mid-shaft) discovered by Georges Vacher de Lapouge in 1890 in the sediment used to cover a Bronze Age burial tumulus, and then possibly dating back to the Neolithic. According to de Lapouge, the fossil…
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