While Roopkund, also commonly referred to as “Skeleton Lake”, is an extremely beautiful lake in a scenic, uninhabited, location in the Himalayas, it hides a very morbid secret. When the snow melts and the ice thaws, this lake reveals the grisly origin of the nickname it has earned: human skeletons rest at the bottom. Skeletons, spearheads, leather slippers, and rings are also scattered around the lake, making the area quite macabre. It is the final resting place of approximately 300 human bodies. It’s unsure of how these people died but they were first discovered in 1942. Even more bizarre is that an investigation revealed that all of these people perished at the same time, first of all indicating that this was some sort of massacre; the bones showed signs of blunt force trauma to the skull. One theory is that the group were caught in a severe hailstorm with no shelter. DNA testing also suggests that these bones date back to around 840AD, meaning that these skeletons had been in their glacial tombs for over 1,000 years before being discovered.
The remains of 27 individuals have been recovered along the shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya. The remains are roughly 10,000 years old, and may be one of the first discovered instances of organized warfare and mass-slaughter in hunter-gathering society.
The remains showed unmistakable signs of violent deaths. Many of the skeletons had large blows to the back of the head and other parts of the body. Others had deep cuts to the forehead jaws and hands possibly caused by stone blades. The bones were scattered in no particular order and the positions of the bodies suggested that there was no effort at a burial. One individual was even positioned in a manner which suggests that their hands and feet might have been tied up.
The origins of war is a topic that is highly debated among archaeologists. It is the consensus that warfare was a concept that came after the Neolithic period and the rise of agriculture and permanent settlement. The site at Lake Turkana has revealed no evidence for fortifications, settlements in a defensible location, artistic depictions of war, or specialized weapons - all of which are classic signs of ancient warfare. The competition for territory, however, is a typical condition that leads to warfare. It is believed that the population of the area
at the time
was expanding, causing new conflict as newer groups arrived and sought territory. The stone remnants found among the remains were obsidian, a material that’s rare in the area, suggest that the attackers may have came from somewhere else.
If the massacre site was indeed the result of war, it could shatter the belief that warfare was a concept that emerged after the Neolithic period.
Giant skeletons of an unidentified human race have been excavated around the world, lending credence to the strange stories of Nephilim in ancient texts. According to the book of Genesis, Nephilim were beings present on the earth during the time when the “sons of God” mingled with the “daughters of men.” It says they were “the heroes of old, men of renown.”
The Book of Numbers says:
And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, ‘The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there. We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.’
The Book of Jubilees describes the Nephilim as evil giants who God flooded the earth to wipe out (who knows).
While there is no known evidence of these giants, there are thousands of accounts of their remains being discovered.
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American Giants (Red Hair Giants) where found with egyptian writing on their tombs have been found in multiple locations.