From the Department of We Did Not See That Coming, giant-sized hands have been unearthed in Egypt, adding more proof that ancient lore, including the Bible, were right in noting:
There were giants in the earth in those days.
– Genesis 6:4 (King James Version of the Bible)
Despite the Giant Conspiracy being perpetuated by the U.S. government and mainstream science generally, the shocking evidence unearthed throughout the formally great ancient city of Avaris in 2012 is hard to explain away.
Manfred Bietak led the team of archaeologists at the Tell el-Daba excavation site where the skeletal remains of 16 severed hands from four pits were unearthed. But not just any hands. The 3600-year-old bones all come from right hands. And they happen to be Bones of Unusual Size – as in gigantic. Literally.
The majority of the 16 hands are all abnormally large. Some are described as quite large and a few are termed very large. It is highly likely that all these hands had belonged to adult males. But did some of these old bones comes from actual, factual giants who dwelled in kingdoms in ancient Egypt and environs?
A single right hand was buried in each of two pits located in the palace of King Seuserenre Khayan of the Hyksos, at the front of his ancient throne room. The remaining 14 right hands appeared to have been buried in two different pits situated in the compound’s outer grounds.
The Hyksos were invaders from West Asia, believed to have come from Canaan, who once ruled over part of Northern Egypt. Both the Hyksos and the Egyptians engaged in the ritualistic practice of cutting off the right hand of an enemy. Soldiers would present the severed right hands to their leaders who would “ceremoniously toss the hands into a pit and then unceremoniously toss each soldier a wealth of gold in exchange.”
Bietak said that his team’s find provided the first physical evidence of a scene portrayed by Egyptian scribes, painters, and sculptors. As a battle trophy, a combattant would slice off the right hand of his foe, to prove when he got home that the enemy had been disabled. Furthermore, removing an adversary’s right hand deprived him of his power eternally.
The following inscription on the tomb wall of Ahmose, son of Ibana, an Egyptian fighting in a campaign against the Hyksos, was dated to 80 years after the time the 16 hands were interred:
“Then I fought hand to hand. I brought away a hand. It was reported to the royal herald.” The writer received “the gold of valor.” The inscription also suggests that in a later campaign against the Nubians, to the south, Ahmose delivered three hands and was given “gold in double measure.”
The archaeological team’s 2011 report said their findings indicated that additional space was needed, after the site’s initial construction, “in front of the palace for ceremonial or cultic functions.” A large enclosure wall had been replaced by a smaller one and, “A big building with a row of four columns…was constructed along this new wall.”
The space in front of the palace wall was first used “as a court with round grain-silos.” But circumstances at court changed:
“In this late phase the silo court was restricted to space more in the northeast of the forecourt and separated by a more modest wall from the four-columned-hall. It was there in this outer space of the palace that two pits with altogether 14 cut off right hands were found.” Evidently, this was the cast-off heap for bulk disposal.
The two single right hands found in their own pits may have belonged to formidable adversaries or the ruler’s “most wanted” bad guys. According to the archaeological report:
“Two more pits with one hand each were found under the four-columned building just at the front enclosure wall of the palace.”
It is interesting to note that this researcher could find no exact measurements for any of the hand bones unearthed at Tell el-Daba. The archaeological team’s report goes into no detail at all in this regard, other than include a couple of photographs showing the hand bones.
So, we may never know the exact size of the abnormally large hands that were buried, apparently ceremoniously, in an ancient ruler’s garbage bins.
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