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  1. Merlin and a Giant

    Merlin and a Giant

    Merlin being assisted by a giant at Stonehenge, circa 1150 AD
  2. Miss Rosa Wedstedt

    Miss Rosa Wedstedt

    Miss Rosa Wedstedt the Tallest, Youngest, and Most Beautiful Giantess Ever Known.
  3. The Hugo Brothers

    The Hugo Brothers

    Familial gigantism in the two Hugo brothers. Top row: Battista Ugo (Baptiste Hugo), 1876–1916, reached a height of 2.30 m (7 ft, 7 in) and Paolo Antonio Ugo (Antoine Hugo), 1887–1914, reached a height of 2.25 m (7 ft, 5 in). Bottom row: the parents of the Ugo brothers, Teresa Chiardola...
  4. The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini

    The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini

    The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini - Francesco Da Rimini
  5. The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus

    The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus

    The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus by Giulio Romano. Palazzo del Te, Mantua, Italy. 1530-1532.
  6. Gigantic Savages

    Gigantic Savages

    This engraving is based on the exploits of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The sketch and the quote are from a letter written about the "giant natives" of the island Tierra del Fuego, circa 1499-1500.
  7. Cornelius Magrath

    Cornelius Magrath

    Cornelius Magrath (1736–1760) was an Irish giant born in Tipperary. In 1752 he came to Cork for salt water treatments to alleviate the pain of his rapid growth. While there, many persuaded him to exhibit himself for pay. In January 1753 he was already a huge star in London, England as the press...
  8. Daniel Mynheer Cajanus

    Daniel Mynheer Cajanus

    Reportedly, the giant Daniel Cajanus was able to light his pipe with a street lamp. He once gave someone an encouraging pat on the back, after which they almost had to be resuscitated. For a long time, very large feet were called 'Cajanus feet'. Monkey sandwich? It is certain that he came from...
  9. Henry Blacker, a giant

    Henry Blacker, a giant

    Thompson states that "He was visited several times by William, Duke of Cumberland, who was himself a very tall man, and in [this engraving], the Duke is represented among the spectators". Mr. Henry Blacker the British giant, born near Cuckfield in Sussex 1724. Who is now to be seen opposite the...
  10. KorbenDallas

    400 Giants between 9 and 11 feet tall attacked Indian village

    1762 Source KD: I have no idea whether this account has any merit to it. At the same time it's an interesting story involving the New World Giants. What do you think? Could there be any truth to this account?
  11. KorbenDallas

    Question | Why Giant Skulls? The Repeal or the Funeral of Miss Americ-Stamp, 1765-66

    Within this Family Vault, Lie Interred, it is to be hoped never to rise again, The Star Chamber Court Ship Money Excise Money & all Imposts without Parliament. The Act de Haeritico Comburendo Hearth Mon Gener Warrants And which tended to alienate the Affections of Englishmen to their Country...
  12. Saint Mark Baptizing Anianos

    Saint Mark Baptizing Anianos

    The ivories from the So-called Grado Chair depict Saint Mark as founder and first bishop of the church of Alexandria. 7th–8th century.
  13. Raising of Lazarus

    Raising of Lazarus

    Magdeburg Ivories: Raising of Lazarus.
  14. A votive stela honoring the Thracian goddess Bendis

    A votive stela honoring the Thracian goddess Bendis

    A votive stela honoring the Thracian goddess Bendis (c. 400 BC), carved at Athens.
  15. Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha, his Giants and tiny Frenchmen

    Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha, his Giants and tiny Frenchmen

    The children of the Vicomte d'Andrezel, French Ambassador to the High Gate, are introduced to the Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha, October 10, 1724. Jean Baptiste Vanmour. This painting is dated with "c.1724".
  16. Emperor Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family

    Emperor Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family

    Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) and members of the Imperial family offer sacrifice in gratitude for success against Germanic tribes. In the backgrounds stands the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitolium (this is the only extant portrayal of this roman temple). Bas-relief from the Arch of Marcus...
  17. Ptahemwia the Giant

    Ptahemwia the Giant

    Ptahemwia is shown with a Nubian wig, encircled with a narrow band, upon which an unguent cone is laid. A usekh collar is at Ptahemwia's neck. A large and semi-transparent gown is worn, with short sleeves and large and long skirt. The right leg of Ptahemwia is forward. Sandals are at his feet...
  18. Giants and an Elephant

    Giants and an Elephant

    Assyrian relief on the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (ruled 859-824 BC), showing conquered peoples bringing an elephant and two monkeys for the royal zoo.
  19. Two men and a captive giraffe

    Two men and a captive giraffe

    Painting showing a captive giraffe from the tomb of Rekhmire, a vizier under Pharaohs Thutmose III and Amenhotep II.
  20. Giant door #15.jpg

    Giant door #15.jpg

    Giant doors at some unknown location.
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