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2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered
ANANOVA post of BBC Report ^ | Story filed: 10:01 Wednesday 31st July 2002 | BBC

Posted on 07/31/2002 8:30:13 AM PDT by vannrox

2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered



The remains of an enormous warrior who fought more than 2,000 years ago have been found in Kazakhstan.

The soldier was heavily armed and stood around 6ft 6ins tall.

Archaeologists believe he was well-built and revered by people who buried him with his weapons.

The BBC says the warrior lived around the first century BC.

Historians say this may lead them to re-examine the origins of the region's people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: archaeology; bible; bones; dig; discovery; explore; ggg; giant; godsgravesglyphs; history; unusual; warrior
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Very Interesting.
1 posted on 07/31/2002 8:30:13 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Goliath?
2 posted on 07/31/2002 8:34:26 AM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: vannrox
Interesting indeed!

3 posted on 07/31/2002 8:34:34 AM PDT by Humidston
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To: vannrox
Sounds like a relative of the Kurgan from the movie "Highlander."
4 posted on 07/31/2002 8:36:50 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Humidston
Fine, but did he have a good jump shot, and how well could he post up?
5 posted on 07/31/2002 8:37:48 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: maximus@Nashville
About three feet shy, if memory serves.

Dan

6 posted on 07/31/2002 8:38:13 AM PDT by BibChr
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To: maximus@Nashville
A millennium too late for Goliath. Interesting though!
7 posted on 07/31/2002 8:39:14 AM PDT by twigs
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To: vannrox
Though the article doesn't tell us if he died of old age, or in battle, it kind of sounds like the latter. A case of "The bigger they are, the harder they fall?"
8 posted on 07/31/2002 8:43:53 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: vannrox
Wait!! There has been an update! Turns out it was just Janet Reno taking a nap on the couch.
9 posted on 07/31/2002 8:49:04 AM PDT by Blackdakota
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To: vannrox
This guy would've been huge for that time. I think the average height for a male of that time was like 5'3"-5'5" something like that.
10 posted on 07/31/2002 8:50:29 AM PDT by FourtySeven
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To: Ancesthntr
Sounds like a relative of the Kurgan from the movie "Highlander."

Or that giant warrior skeleton that Ah-nuldt finds in "Conan the Barbarian".

11 posted on 07/31/2002 8:54:40 AM PDT by Darth Sidious
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To: twigs
Actually, my thought was that Goliath might have been a member of a tribe of Giants from the Kazakstan region. Imagine what price a mercinary giant could command during a time when all combat was hand-to-hand.
12 posted on 07/31/2002 8:54:41 AM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: vannrox

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the women!
13 posted on 07/31/2002 8:58:39 AM PDT by finnman69
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To: vannrox
I bet I could kick his a**!
14 posted on 07/31/2002 9:00:58 AM PDT by ThreeYearLurker
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To: FourtySeven
This guy would've been huge for that time. I think the average height for a male of that time was like 5'3"-5'5" something like that.

Actually the average Roman soldier was about 5'5" but the Celts, Vikings that were also in eastern europe were commonly over 6'.

15 posted on 07/31/2002 9:02:57 AM PDT by lideric
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To: maximus@Nashville
If I remember correctly, Goliath was a Philistine. And I think they came from Crete. But I could be wrong. Actually, I think the existence of giants is interesting. There are tales of them throughout folklore, so I am certain they have existed. I would like to know more about them. I basically know nothing of the Kazakstan region.
16 posted on 07/31/2002 9:25:30 AM PDT by twigs
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To: vannrox
He was very tall for his height.
17 posted on 07/31/2002 9:28:39 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Jimer
He was very tall for his height.

Thanks, Yogi.

18 posted on 07/31/2002 9:32:08 AM PDT by CharlieDarwin
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To: finnman69
My daughter (8) just loves Conan! I be sure to get this picture to her. Thanks!!!
19 posted on 07/31/2002 9:36:04 AM PDT by Dacus943
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To: vannrox
This is a riot! I adopted a son from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. He's 12 years old, and stands taller than his older brother. If you want to get a mental picture of the people think Genghis Khan, Nomad Monguls and Yurts (round tents).

While in the orphanage there he drank fermented mare's milk (kumiss). He had rickets when we adopted him at approximately 3 years old, and grew 6 inches the first year with us drinking the vitamin enriched milk and taking plain old cod liver oil. My pediatrician actually recommended the stuff, and boy, did it work! I don't know if it's in his blood, but he's a whiz at the fiddle and has an uncanny connection to horses. We're still trying to get him to eat with a fork, though.

20 posted on 07/31/2002 9:41:15 AM PDT by keats5
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To: vannrox
The Anakim.
21 posted on 07/31/2002 9:41:30 AM PDT by Cogadh na Sith
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To: FourtySeven
This is from a post last May,"That year, Mair had led a group of American travellers through a small museum in Ürümchi, the capital of China's remote northwesternmost province, Xinjiang. Mair had visited the museum several times before, but on this occasion a new sign pointed to a back room. "It said something like 'Mummy Exhibition,' " recalled Mair, "and I had the strangest kind of weird feeling because it was very dark. There were curtains, I think. Going in, you felt like you were entering another world."

In a glass display case so poorly lit that visitors needed to use flashlights to look at its contents, Mair spied a bizarre sight. It was the outstretched body of a man just under six feet tall, dressed in an elegantly tailored wool tunic and matching pants, the colour of red wine. Covering the man's legs were striped leggings in riotous shades of yellow, red, and blue, attire so outrageous it could have come straight from the pages of Dr. Seuss. But it was not so much the man's clothing that first riveted Mair's attention. It was the face. It was narrow and pale ivory in colour, with high cheekbones, full lips, and a long nose. Locks of ginger-coloured hair and a greying beard framed the parchment-like skin. He looked very Caucasian: indeed he resembled someone Mair knew intimately. "He looked like my brother Dave sleeping there, and that's what really got me. " How far away this is from the other guy I don't know. Other accounts I've read said the man mummy was 6'-6" and mummy mummy beside him was 6'.
22 posted on 07/31/2002 10:13:34 AM PDT by JeanLM
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To: twigs
There are tales of them throughout folklore, so I am certain they have existed.


Giants were quickly eaten by a cabal of unicorns, harpies, basilisks, griffins, sphinxes, birdmen, and other all-too-real monstrosities. I have personally authenticated every single observation made by Sir John Mandeville and Isidros of Seville, and I know that all these creatures once existed, and continue to exist, in the far reaches of the Canadian Arctic and the Hart Senate Office Building. Also, you should be wary of sailing over the horizon, lest terrible sea monsters get you.

23 posted on 07/31/2002 10:42:10 AM PDT by andy_card
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To: CharlieDarwin
LOL!
24 posted on 07/31/2002 10:46:54 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: andy_card
No more hillary! pictures, please.
25 posted on 07/31/2002 10:48:40 AM PDT by freedomson
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To: keats5
How did you ever get a child from THERE? Many of these tribes had a taboo against eating fish, so the cod-liver oil would have had an almost magical effect...

I am assuming your statement means BTW, that the boy is of the Caucasoid rather than Mongoloid tribes of the region...

26 posted on 07/31/2002 10:53:32 AM PDT by crystalk
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To: vannrox
Here' a link to the same article that I posted after you, sorry. Click Here
27 posted on 07/31/2002 10:55:15 AM PDT by blam
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To: chookter
One of many Nephilim.

More Giant Skeletons

28 posted on 07/31/2002 10:55:49 AM PDT by Eagle Eye
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To: vannrox
I love your posts but they are in the wrong section on FreeRepublic.

PS: Know anything about these historical anomalies?

The existence of pyramids in Greece was unknown to most people until recently, and even today not much is known about them. For example, the pyramid of Hellenikon, near Argos, is older than the Pyramids of Egypt. In fact, Pausanias (in Graeciae Descriptio) says that this pyramid was a memorial in rememberance of the first battle fought by soldiers bearing shields!

THE PYRAMID OF HELLENICON (Location: Hellenikon Village, Argolis.)

This Pyramid is found in northwestern Peloponnese, near the village of Ligourion, on the foot of mount Arachnaeum, not far from the site of ancient Epidaurus.

The pyramid is located in the south of the Chania area, in the island of Crete, at an altitute of 290 m above sea level.

THE PYRAMID OF MOUNT TAYGETUS

29 posted on 07/31/2002 10:59:48 AM PDT by Destro
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To: Dacus943
"My daughter (8) just loves Conan! I be sure to get this picture to her. Thanks!!!"

I've read some reports that Conan was a Fomorian and was likely a black person. (do a search on Fomorians)

30 posted on 07/31/2002 11:00:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: FourtySeven
This guy would've been huge for that time. I think the average height for a male of that time was like 5'3"-5'5" something like that.

Perhaps, but let's not forget that the minimum height for a Roman soldier at that time was about 5'10"... This guy wouldn't have been that much bigger than your average Roman legionnaire.
31 posted on 07/31/2002 11:01:34 AM PDT by Antoninus
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To: freedomson
No more hillary! pictures, please.

What are you talking about? I intentionally avoided posting her picture:

32 posted on 07/31/2002 11:06:08 AM PDT by andy_card
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To: Antoninus; FourtySeven
Perhaps, but let's not forget that the minimum height for a Roman soldier at that time was about 5'10"...

IIRC, 5'10" was the minimum height for Roman cavalrymen, who were considered elite troops, but the minimum for your standard-issue legionnaire was around 5'5". Since we're suddenly so picky about it ;)

33 posted on 07/31/2002 11:15:10 AM PDT by general_re
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To: FourtySeven
This guy would've been huge for that time. I think the average height for a male of that time was like 5'3"-5'5" something like that.

Inga: His veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous Schwannstucker!
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Inga: Voof!
Igor: He's going to be very popular.

34 posted on 07/31/2002 11:23:36 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Charles Martel
It's good the dignity and decorum of FR remains intact. hehe
35 posted on 07/31/2002 11:43:12 AM PDT by FourtySeven
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To: FourtySeven
It's during times like these you gotta ask WWXD?

-- What would Xena do? --

36 posted on 07/31/2002 12:14:21 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost
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To: Lee'sGhost; Xenalyte
It's during times like these you gotta ask WWXD?

-- What would Xena do? --

?

37 posted on 07/31/2002 12:33:34 PM PDT by Wm Bach
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To: vannrox
Osama's ancestor? Tall and fierce warrior?
38 posted on 07/31/2002 2:48:39 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: Blackdakota
>>Wait!! There has been an update! Turns out it was just Janet Reno taking a nap on the couch<<

Bwaush. . .snortle. . cough, cough. . .damn

Come on. . .give a guy some warning next time, will 'ya
39 posted on 07/31/2002 3:38:29 PM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Wm Bach; Lee'sGhost
-- What would Xena do? --

To demonstrate her indisputable descent from the warrior giant, she would increase her height with the Flying Crane style.


40 posted on 07/31/2002 4:20:05 PM PDT by Xenalyte
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To: crystalk
I might as well say openly what I mean. Fish is the symbol of Christianity and as such was tabooed to these ultra-Muslims. They were drowning for want of Christianity, just as their children were perishing for want of fish in their diets, remember Christianity and Judaism have commanded to eat fish and dairy no matter how far away from sources of such one might be, in part as spiritual symbol... but in part because of necessary nutrients...

Remember Jesus first words after his resurrection, when you would have thought he would tell them all about life aften death, etc, but what does he say [turn spiritual receptors on please] "CHILDREN, HAVE YOU ANY FISH?"

41 posted on 07/31/2002 4:43:01 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: Xenalyte
You must have a LOT of fun during your off time.
42 posted on 08/01/2002 6:11:23 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost
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To: Xenalyte
You didn't...you know...kick him...(there) did you?

That would be mean.

43 posted on 08/01/2002 6:13:32 AM PDT by Wm Bach
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To: Wm Bach
Actually, the pigmonkey popped me in the jaw right after I assumed the Flying Crane, so I didn't get to kick him anywhere. Dammit.
44 posted on 08/01/2002 9:12:14 AM PDT by Xenalyte
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To: Xenalyte
Then he was no gentleman. Certainly an ungentlemanly pig monkey.

Just some friendly advice from an armchair Xenophile, Next time, instead of a crane, try a duck, as in "DUCK!" :^)

45 posted on 08/01/2002 10:31:27 AM PDT by Wm Bach
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To: vannrox
Appropriately enough, I stumbled over this older topic in the dark on the Eve of Halloween...
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

46 posted on 10/30/2004 4:56:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: Humidston

He's dead Jim.


47 posted on 10/30/2004 4:59:24 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: maximus@Nashville

Wow. Very interesting.


48 posted on 10/31/2004 5:01:24 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: maximus@Nashville

Wow. Very interesting.


49 posted on 10/31/2004 5:01:28 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: maximus@Nashville; vannrox; BibChr; twigs

I'd think that Goliath would have been buried in disgrace. He choked like the 2004 Yankees in the eyes of the Philistines, except worse since the Red Sox were known to be a good team.


50 posted on 10/31/2004 5:06:52 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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