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Ancient tombs of 5,000-Year-Old "Giants" Discovered in China

Archaeologists in eastern China have discovered 5,000-year-old skeletons of people experts say would have been unusually tall and strong.

According to the measurements of bones in the graves at the site in Shandong province, a number of the people would have measured at 1.8m or taller, with one man estimated to have been 1.9m,which would have been considered extremely tall 5,000 years ago.

“This is just based on bone structure. If he was a living person, his height would certainly exceed 1.9m,” Fang Hui, head of Shandong University’s school of history and culture, told the agency.

Archaeologists say their large tombs suggest they were likely considered powerful, high status individuals who had access to better food than the average person.

The excavation site in the village of Jiaojia, near Jinan City, has been found to hold 104 houses, 205 graves and 20 sacrificial pits. A number of colourful pots and jade articles were also recovered.

Nobody knows what exact secrets Jiaojia will continue to turn up, but there's a good chance we'll find out more to explain how these ancient giants grew so impressively tall.


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