Did Giants Ever Exist? Why “Science” Wishes They Didn’t

There are many authentic narrations about the formidable height of Prophet Adam (‘alayhissalam) – our common ancestor, to borrow an expression from the Darwinists.

For instance we read in Sahih al-Bukhari 3326:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring.” So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, “As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi” (i.e. Peace and Allah’s Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam’s salutation the expression, ‘Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,’ Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since Adam’s creation.

Many other sahih ahadith speak of his great height (around 30 meters) as well.

The Islamic tradition is not alone in mentioning gigantic creatures. The Bible speaks more than once of the “Nephilim,” a word which in fact itself means giant. In the first chapter of his book Lost Race of the Giants, Patrick Chouinard demonstrates that the memory of giants is inscribed into our “collective unconsciousness” (as he puts it), giving examples from religions and mythologies as varying as those of the ancient Middle East; Scandinavia; Ireland; India; Mexico; China; or even the Fijian islands. The most well-known giants are probably the “titans” of Greek mythology.

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In her Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore, Theresa Bane enumerates more than 1,000 such gigantic creatures found within the world’s cultures and traditions.

These civilizations and communities are often celebrated in other areas, such as architecture. Surely they can’t all be so universally wrong when it comes to the existence of gigantic beings.

But even if this belief in giants is universal (unlike, say, capitalism or feminism), the modern Westerner needs “tangible proofs” to believe in all of this due to his empiricist epistemology. And for that, the relevant field would be archaeology.

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Archaeological Conspiracies?

Well, the “Smithsonian Institution” – which describes itself as “the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex” on its website – might have done an “archaeological cover-up” to hide these proofs.

This is actually what famed French author David Hatcher Childress writes in Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries. This book consists of articles compiled by Jonathan Eisen, a biologist attached to UC Davis. So from a secular perspective at least, we have a “respectable” academic within a “respectable” institution.

Childress thus writes in pp 215-221:

The Vatican has been long accused of keeping artifacts and ancient books in their vast cellars, without allowing the outside world access to them. These secret treasures, often of a controversial historical or religious nature, are allegedly suppressed by the Catholic Church because they might damage the church’s credibility, or perhaps cast their official texts in doubt. Sadly, there is overwhelming evidence that something very similar is happening with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian Institution was started in 1829 when an eccentric British millionaire, by the name of James Smithson, died and left $515,169 to create an institution “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.” Unfortunately, there is evidence the Smithsonian has been more active in the suppression of knowledge… than the diffusion of it for the last hundred years. (…)

The Smithsonian began to promote the idea that Native Americans, at that time being exterminated in the Indian wars, were descended from advanced civilizations and were worthy of respect and protection. They also began a program of suppressing any archaeological evidence that lent credence to the school of thought known as Diffusionism, a school which believes that throughout history there has been widespread dispersion of culture and civilization via contact by ship and major trade routes.

The Smithsonian opted for the opposite school, known as Isolationism. Isolationism holds that most civilizations are isolated from each other and that there has been very little contact between them, especially those that are separated by bodies of water. (…)

When the contents of many ancient mounds and pyramids of the Midwest were examined it was shown that the history of the Mississippi River Valleys was that of an ancient and sophisticated culture that had been in contact with Europe and other areas. Not only that, the contents of many mounds revealed burials of huge men, sometimes seven or eight feet tall, in full armour with swords and sometimes huge treasures. (…)

Though the idea of the Smithsonian’s covering up a valuable archaeological find is difficult to accept for some, there is, sadly, a great deal of evidence to suggest that the Smithsonian Institution has knowingly covered up and “lost” important archaeological relics. (…)

I believe that the discerning reader will see that if only a small part of the “Smithsoniangate” evidence is true then our most hallowed archaeological institution has been actively involved in suppressing evidence for advanced American cultures, evidence for ancient voyages of various cultures to North America, evidence for anomalistic giants and other oddball artifacts, and evidence that tends to disprove the official dogma that is now the history of North America.

We won’t go into the details of what was “covered up,” which includes gigantic skeletons found in Alaska. But if the world’s most “respected” institution in such a field can bury evidences for its own ideological reasons, couldn’t it also be possible that the secular world hides other evidences too? Especially since the same secular world espouses Darwinism, which goes against the very idea of ancient giants.

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When Darwinism wasn’t dominant, the West wasn’t that shy about such matters. In the ’30s, before the “modern synthesis” with scientists such as Ronald Fisher using population genetics to give Darwinism a new life, this ideology was actually moribund in the West. In fact, it’s termed “the eclipse of Darwinism” in academic literature. Thus we read in a 1934-article from the Daily News, a daily newspaper published in Australia:

Can you imagine a leading daily newspaper in the English-language reporting about giants being discovered in India today? And giving examples of giants found elsewhere as well?

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Well have a look at this. This news item was mainly about India, writing for the Smithsonian Institution’s magazine. The author mentions “giant jars” discovered in India in April 2022. She writes:

Who created the jars and what their exact purpose was remains unclear. But comparable vessels—some measuring up to 10 feet tall and 6.5 feet wide—have previously been discovered in Laos and Indonesia, reports Hannah Osborne for Newsweek. Some of these giant jars contained human remains, hinting at their use in burial rituals.

We may have an idea about what might be behind that “who,” but the modernist will have to wait till the archaeological conspiracies are over.

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Wee Jim

“Who are going to believe, me or your own eyes?”

I didn’t know that being good at architecture is a sign of truthfulness and verity. Indeed, civilizations and communities that you think think “can’t all be so universally wrong when it comes to the existence of gigantic beings” were universally wrong in not being muslims. In fact, you can find an interesting example of the construction of such a belief in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s account of Gogmagog in Historia Regum Britanniae.

Wee Jim

For a logistical examination of what Adam’s alleged gigantism would entail, see J.B.S. Haldane’s essay “On Being the Right Size”. It’s easy to find on the ‘net.


If belief is based upon looking at something then humans shouldn’t have believed in atoms, molecules, pain, tension & other invisible or micro attributes of human physiology or matter in first place as they don’t have any physical construct. Secondly, before going into any logical conclusion to prove your point, have a comparison between an average Dutch’s height (165 cm) in 19th century to (184 cm). Genetics haven’t changed only quality & purity of food has altered. This might be ans

Ercan Er

Brother you going overboard on reading things literally to the core. You should read Ibn Khaldun’s explanation on Adam being giant in heaven but he was resized when sent down on earth.
Also we know that the evidence you show here are just newspapers, which is a tool for manipulation, not a tool for sharing the truth. If what they said was truth in the newspaper one would ask where is the photo of that discovery?

Ercan Er

Please you don’t need to write down an article to reject what west says on things regularly. as far as I know, Imam Malik wrote down only Muwatta within his lifetime, and that didn’t made him insignificant while many of his contemporaries were writing many more. Do things with quality not quantity, that is our way, what you are embracing by your actions is modernity, quantity over quality… Please rethink brother.

Syed Aman

Belief in giant humans is part of our imaan. Be careful about showing your skepticism it may put you in the group of munafiqeen. We should all be extra careful not to doubt what is clearly accepted.

Are you arguing we didn’t have giant humans? This is extremely dangerous and you need to be punished severely if you think so


First clear up the modern foggy glasses the brother’s wearing, then present the evidences and advice him.
If he’s a Muslim he’ll accept the truth.
We should hv sympathy towards each other.
Especially during these times.


Bro we might never have seen giants with our own eyes but we have evidence that human physical growth can change by the amount of nutrition in food. For example: The average height of a Dutch make in 1800 was (5’6″). Compare it with now. Genetics have remained the same only the food & environment has gone better. And there are articles that by each passing day, nutrition in food is decreasing. So don’t you think, back in good old days, people might have 20 time more nutritious foods?


Also search about Ad.


I remember when Iwas in my early teens(maybe around mid 2000’s) I saw a new in Arab new ]s or Saudi gazette that mentioned that while Armco’s exploration they found a giant buried…there was a picture of it as well and the modern day man was of very small size…

Admir Hodzic

My father once mentioned that when he was digging up the foundation of our home back in Bosnia which was around the late 70’s he found bones of a human being which he said had to have been a giant. All of the men at that place agreed that it was human I think he said it was twice the normal size. I believe my father because he is the type of man that is always serious and never the type to make up stories.