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GIANTS! The Tall Tales of Archaeological Hoaxes
Episode 555th February 2024 • Digging Up Ancient Aliens • Fredrik Trusohamn
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Giants have long fascinated us humans and seem to be a never-ending resource for archaeological hoaxes. Towards the end of the 19th century, there almost became a trend to create giant hoaxes. In some cases, this was just to amuse; in others, it was to prove the Bible right.

In this episode, we will look at three cases. The Lovelock giant. The San Diego giant. And, of course, the most famous of them all, the Cardiff giant. Let's investigate the origins of these giants and see what archaeology has to say about these cases. What are the sources telling us, and what have other people invented afterward?

In Digging up Ancient Aliens, our host Fredrik uses his background in archaeology to discover what is genuine, fake, and somewhere in between in popular media, such as Ancient Aliens, Ancient Apocalypse, and many other places.

In this episode:

  • The Lovelock giant
  • The San Diego giant
  • the Cardiff giant

Sources can be found at the episode page


The intro music is Lily of the woods by Sandra Marteleur, and the outro is named “Folie hatt” by Trallskruv. Visit Trallskruvs website here


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