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  1. Perseus and Atlas

    Perseus and Atlas

    Perseus and Atlas; Perseus at right, in the Atlas' shadow, presenting the head of Medusa in his left hand, in his right hand he holds a sword; at left, Atlas, turned into stone, looking down at Perseus below, with a scepter in his right hand, his left hand on his hip; his body has been...
  2. Escaping from Death

    Escaping from Death

    A unique etching of a dream had by the artist William Strang (1859–1921) in 1897 depicts a woman emerging from a horned skull. Strang's art was haunted by the recurrent theme of escaping from the clutches of death.
  3. Vanitas, or Memento Mori

    Vanitas, or Memento Mori

    A large skull behind a sleeping putto in an architectural framework, with text in a strapwork cartouche below. Published by Hieronymus Cock. Date: 1550-1570.
  4. Giant Van Albert

    Giant Van Albert

    The Dutch giant Jan van Albert was allegedly 9ft 3in tall
  5. Robert Hales aka The Norfolk Giant

    Robert Hales aka The Norfolk Giant

    Some sources give 1813 as the birth year for Robert Hales, others 1820. He was born and raised in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the largest member of a large family of large people.
  6. Antonio Cauzzi Moschiny from Tirol

    Antonio Cauzzi Moschiny from Tirol

    Antonio Cauzzi Moschiny the giant from the city of Trent in the Tirol.
  7. Niccolò and Maffeo Polo Leaving Constantinople

    Niccolò and Maffeo Polo Leaving Constantinople

    Marco’s Father and Uncle Starting on Their Journey to Asia. A miniature from Livre des merveilles du monde manuscript (c. 1410-1412), fol. 1 detail.
  8. Pope Saint  Callistus I instituting the fasts

    Pope Saint Callistus I instituting the fasts

    Pope Callixtus I, also called Callistus I, was the bishop of Rome (according to Sextus Julius Africanus) from c. 218 to his death c. 222 or 223. Lives of saints, France, Paris, 14th century, Richard de Montbaston and collaborators.
  9. Giant caught on film in 1901

    Giant caught on film in 1901

    I am not sure this is not a fake. What do you think? Video Credit: Electric Edwardians - The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon
  10. Festivities organized in Paris in the spring of 1612 on the Place des Vosges #2

    Festivities organized in Paris in the spring of 1612 on the Place des Vosges #2

    Engraving depicting the festivities organized in Paris on April 5, 6, 7 of 1612 on Place Royale (now Place des Vosges), to celebrate the announcement of the marriages between Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, Madame Élisabeth and Philippe.
  11. Festivities organized in Paris in the spring of 1612 on the Place des Vosges

    Festivities organized in Paris in the spring of 1612 on the Place des Vosges

    Engraving depicting the festivities organized in Paris on April 5, 6, 7 of 1612 on Place Royale (now Place des Vosges), to celebrate the announcement of the marriages between Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, Madame Élisabeth and Philippe.
  12. Feodor Machnow

    Feodor Machnow

    Feodor Machnow (1878 - 1912) also known as the Russian Giant. His tallest official measurement of 7 feet, 10 inches was taken at the age of 16. However, his wife claimed that he added height afterward, and eventually reached a towering 9 feet, 3 inches. Skeptics point out that Machnow was known...
  13. Castor and Pollux with their Horses at Piazza del Campidoglio

    Castor and Pollux with their Horses at Piazza del Campidoglio

    The two Dioscuri, or Castori (Castor and Pollux), on top of the cordonata leading to Piazza del Campidoglio. These statues come from the Temple dedicated to the Dioscuri on the so called "Monte Cenci" (in the Ghetto) and date (of course) back to the late Roman Empire. Castor on the left, Pollux...
  14. The Giant of Monterosso

    The Giant of Monterosso

    In Monterosso, near the beach of Fegina, is the statue of the Giant created (KD: allegedly) by the Italian sculptor Arrigo Minerbi and the architect Francesco Levacher. In the past, the impressive fourteen-metre high sculpture stood on the promontory as part of the decoration of the luxurious...
  15. Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #3

    Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #3

    Andrea Mantegna, Martyrdom of St. Christopher, ca. 1448, Padua, reproduction. Original was destroyed or badly damaged during WWII.
  16. Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #2

    Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #2

    Cappella Ovetari, Padua. Late 15th century copy in the Musée Jacquemart-Andrè, Paris - the original fresco was heavily damaged in WWII.
  17. Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #1

    Martyrdom of St. Christopher and Removal of his Body #1

    The Martyrdom and Transport of the Decapitated Body of Saint Christopher painted by Andrea Mantegna in the Ovetari chapel of the church of the Eremitani in the mid XV century. The church was badly damaged by bombing in 1944 with dramatic consequences for the frescoes painted by the Renaissance...
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    John Smith, huge Pocahontas and the Avatar Giants of Susquehannocks

    "John Smith was an English soldier, explorer, colonial governor, Admiral of New England, and author. He played an important role in the establishment of the Jamestown colony, the first permanent English settlement in North America, in the early 17th century. Smith was a leader of the Virginia...
  19. KorbenDallas

    Circa 1764: Account of Giants read before the Academy of Sciences at Rouen

    This is just a tiny cut out from The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, which allegedly was published in 1764. Figured some might find this "account" rather interesting.
  20. KorbenDallas

    Mezzanine and Entresol: evidence of the recent Giants?

    Personally, I consider the existence of these mezzanines to be an additional possible evidence of the recent existence of the race of Giants. It also could make for a some sort of an argument in favor of the older buildings being constructed for the Giants to occupy. Holyoke Building Seattle...
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