SIMILAR SKELETONS have been found, and under the skull of every one were found similar funeral vases, almost exactly like the one described. There are now in this city several of the vases and portions of the huge skeletons. One of the editors of the Appeal yesterday measured a thigh bone, which is fully three feet long. The thigh and shin bones, together with bones of the foot, stood up in a proper position in a physician’s office in this city, measuring five feet in height and showing the body to which the leg belonged to have been from nine to ten feet in height. At Beaufort’s Landing, near Barfield, in digging a deep ditch, a skeleton was dug up, the leg of which measured between five and six feet in length, and other bones in proportion.
In a very few days, we hope to be able to lay before our readers accurate measurements and descriptions of the portions of skeletons now in the city, and of the articles found in the graves. It is not a matter of doubt that these are surely HUMAN REMAINS, but of a long-extinct race—a race which flourished, lived, and died many centuries ago, in those days told of in the Scripture.
- Washington Standard, Volume X, Number 52, 29 October 1870 #36 inch thighbone, #36″ thighbone, # femur three feet long, #huge skeletons, #nine to 10 feet in height, #accurate measurements and descriptions, #extinct race, #these are human remains