These beings were just as horrifying as they were powerful.
It was believed that although these mighty men were that although they were wiped out they will one day return and rule this planet.
A number of ancient human bones prove that humans much taller than the modern man once inhabited the world. We should also not forget that there are still many ancient mysteries hidden in unexplored parts of our jungles.
Last year, author and researcher Bruce Fenton discovered a previously unknown ancient pyramid structure in a remote region of the Ecuadorian jungle.
Now, Fenton and his team have conducted more investigation and completed an analysis of this incredible finding. It would appear that the pyramid structure is a small part of something much larger.
Based on the results of his research, Fenton thinks that the complex may be the 'Lost City of the Giants'.
"At the discovered site there is one extremely large pyramidal type structure of approximately 80 metres square base and 80 metres height, with steeply inclined walls. This structure is made up of irregular shaped large cut stone blocks, each is currently calculated to be approximately 2 tonne of weight, many hundreds of such blocks make up the walls of the building," Fenton writes in one of his reports.
During this investigation, soil was cleared from the side of a large hill to reveal cut and dressed stone blocks.
These stones are quite smooth surfaced, and they barely aged thanks to the protective layer of earth.
|Between the blocks there appears to be a hard bonding substance like cement, or actually more like concrete.|
Fenton says there are reasons to consider the buildings to be man-made and if they are, then this ancient site is in fact much older than others already known in Ecuador.
"Just how long ago this structure was built and how many centuries passed before it was abandoned and then eventually swallowed completely by the local environment, this all remains a mystery. Some evidence is emerging from the site that can help us theorise on timing.
The different look of the hidden blocks and those exposed are one of the first clues, it takes time to really weather a stone, to have it eaten away by the acidity of the rain for example, " Fenton says.
There is a "stark difference between the newly uncovered stonework and that of the already exposed wall. The working hypothesis at present is that either an earthquake or a tropical rainstorm induced land slide caused the soil and plants of one wall to come sliding down," Fenston says. Image credit & copyright: Bruce Fenton
The team has so far identified several large hills near to the validated pyramid structure, each of them equal size to the supposed pyramid. It is possible that each of these hills is a pyramid yet to be uncovered. This would make for a very significant sized city and pyramid complex.
The most interesting discovery is the oversized ancient tools that were found nearby. Their very large size clearly suggests no ordinary man could have used them for daily work.
The blocks range in shape and size across the pyramid wall, it appears highly chaotic in style and would pose interesting construction problems for the engineers and builders of the time it was built. We see similar stone-working at ancient sites in Peru, for example the fort at Sacsayhuaman which although attributed to the Inca is actually claimed by local Indians to have been built by a giant bird that came from the sky with the ability to melt rocks. Sounds more like a visitation from a race of extraterrestrials with advanced technology than some kind of insane local building project, especially when we consider the weight of some of the blocks, almost 200 tonnes. How can we readily credit a supposed primitive technology with easily working with gigantic blocks, that even today would be almost impossible to work with for a building construction?" Fenston says. Image credit & copyright: Bruce Fenton
"Scattered around the area are a great many artefacts of stone and of pottery.
Many of these objects appear to be stone tools that could have been used either in mining or refining some kind of metal ore.
Amongst these tools are some that would be extremely difficult for a normal size human being to use in any practical fashion, this has led to a strong suspicion that this is one of the legendary lost cities of the giants, well known in local Ecuadorian legends about the Amazonian area, such places generate great fear among the members of today's jungle tribes as they are believed to be protected either by spirit guardians or by beings not of this world.
What really strongly points towards this habitation having housed the same race of giants is the presence of extremely oversized hammers, or at least the stone hammerheads, " Fenston says. Image credit & copyright: Bruce Fenton
These huge hammers are in Fenton's opinion one of the best proof this area could be the "Lost City of the Giants."
"What really strongly points towards this habitation having housed the same race of giants is the presence of extremely oversized hammers, or at least the stone hammerheads. Assuming these were attached to hard wood handles they would be of both incredible size and weight, making their use as tools impractical for a typical Inca or indigenous Indian, these being generally slight built people of around five foot or so.
Who on Earth would make a hammer like this as a real tool? Remember also that any work would be done in the incredible heat and humidity of the Amazon jungle, how long could anyone swing such a thing before collapsing from heat exhaustion? I have been unable to match this object to anything known in Inca archaeology, and in fact there is simply nothing like it in the Ecuadorian museum of cultural history, located in Quito, that would suggest any of the known civilizations of this region," Fenton says.
"Many explorers have gone into the jungles around this area and failed to return - it is certainly known to be dangerous to enter for the foolhardy traveller. Even the most expert explorers have vanished without trace in the hunt for lost cities and the supposed existence of immense treasures to be found," Fenton says.
Now, Fenton and his team would like to explore further and they need to safely travel to the site and record the exact position, located in an inhospitable and notoriously dangerous part of the Amazonian jungle.
"We need to raise enough funds to organise and document an expedition into the Ecuadorian Amazonian jungle that will return to a recently discovered ancient pyramid complex - the site is suspected to be the ruins of a pre-Inca culture not yet known to historians. We will create a short documentary film of the trek for Youtube with the intention of bringing global awareness to these ruins and thus help us to push for world heritage status and proper archaeological investigation. I feel this is a world issue, a matter of importance to all of humanity," Fenton says.
You can support Fenton and his team by visiting his website or making a contribution to their expedition or simply spreading the word about this amazing discovery!