The Syrbotai, were 12 foot tall Afric...

The Syrbotai, were 12 foot tall African Warriors

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Tim John

United States

#1 Aug 5, 2009
"THE SYRBOTAI were a tribe of twelve foot tall African men.

Pliny the Elder, Natural History 6. 194 (trans. Rackham)(Roman encyclopedia C1st A.D.):
"On the African side [of the Aethiopian kingdom of Meroe] are the Medimni, and then a Nomad tribe that lives on the milk of the dog-faced baboon [the Cyncophali], the Alabi, and the Syrbotae who are said to be 12 feet high." - Pliny, Natural History 6.194

Pliny the Elder, Natural History 7. 31 :
"Crates of Pergamenus [Greek writer C2nd B.C.] says that ... there are Aethiopes more than twelve feet in height, and that this race is called the Syrbotae......"

http://www.theoi.com/Phylos/Syrbotai.html
Union

Richmond, VA

#2 Aug 5, 2009
Excellent info, thanks.
Tim John

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2009
Bump this back up to the top
Pere du Champ

United States

#4 Aug 5, 2009
And Medieval Europeans believed there were humans with no heads, but an eye in their chest, and snakes which coiled into a hoop and rolled downhill, and so on...

The fantastic mythic tales of the Greeks are certainly not to be trusted as history.

“Thy Rod and thy Staff”

Since: Feb 09

They comfort me

#5 Oct 5, 2009
http://blackhistory.tribe.net/thread/9a9c49aa...

Giants in the Pyramids of America

Skeletons of tall, "giants," with distinctly African features have been found in many of these "Mound[s]" which Africa-Americans including the Washitaw Nation regard as sacred sites and pyramids. Many of these structures are over three thousand years old and have been dated based on carbon-dating of artefacts found in them, although some have been dated to being settled about 900 A.D.

12-Foot Giants
Pedro de Castaneda, who accompanied Coronado, wrote of the Cocopa Indian tribe that they were giants who could carry logs that six of the Spaniards could not budge. Archeological discoveries are numerous as well. In 1833 soldiers digging at Lompock Rancho, California, discovered a male skeleton 12 feet tall.

The skeleton was surrounded by carved shells, stone axes and other artifacts. The skeleton had double rows of upper and lower teeth. In Clearwater Minnesota, the skeletons of seven giants were found in mounds. These had receding foreheads and complete double dentition.

During World War II, author Ivan T. Sanderson tells of how his crew was bulldozing through sedimentary rock when it stumbled upon what appeared to be a graveyard. In it were crania that measured from 22 to 24 inches from base to crown. Calculations show that they would undoubtedly been at least 12 feet tall or taller.( members.aol.com/rckrol308/history.htm )

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Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#6 Oct 5, 2009
Very exciting. To bad it isn’t true. A 12 foot man…think of the possibilities.
Jawga Boy

Acworth, GA

#7 Oct 5, 2009
The bones, where are the bones?

No bones.....

No proof.....

Bullsh!t!

“Kia Ora! see my webpage”

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Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#8 Oct 5, 2009
Hidden in a top secret government warehouse?

“Thy Rod and thy Staff”

Since: Feb 09

They comfort me

#9 Oct 6, 2009
Eva Estelle wrote:
Hidden in a top secret government warehouse?
You never know...
Jawga Boy

Acworth, GA

#10 Oct 6, 2009

“Kia Ora! see my webpage”

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Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#11 Oct 6, 2009
10 Toes Down wrote:
<quoted text>You never know...
http://blogfile.paran.com/BLOG_806135/200807/...

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