Cardiff giant


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Cardiff giant

a gypsum statue passed off as a petrified prehistoric man till revealed as a hoax (1869). [Am. Hist.: EB (1963), 9: 533]
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OBut it's actually a ring that once belonged to a man called William Auger, dubbed the Cardiff Giant.
Auger was immediately offered employment as 'The Cardiff Giant.
MENTION the Cardiff Giant to anyone today and they will probably thinK you are referring to the supposedly fossilised man which was put on display by P T Barnum in Cardiff, US, in the 1860s.
Of course, it was all a hoax, but there really was a Cardiff giant.
Thousands rushed to see the giant on display and to speculate on his origins, while scientists from around the world investigated the Cardiff Giant mystery.
THE CARDIFF GIANT HOAX IN 1869, an enterprising farmer "dug up" a 10ft stone body at his farm in Cardiff - the small community in upstate New YorK.
THE glorious credulity of humanity was demonstrated 140 years ago this week when the discovery of the Cardiff Giant was hailed as an archaeological sensation.
District Reporter: Great hoaxes:The Cardiff Giant In Cardiff, New York, in 1869, a 10ft stone body was dug up on a farm.
If your list is chosen for publishing in Saturday's paper, you will win a pounds 15 CD courtesy of Cardiff giant HMV.
The combative former Newbridge and Cardiff giant rode back the years to make a typically abrasive contribution and remarkably the 38-yearold lasted the pace better than many.
This musing was prompted when a complete set of Corinthian figures modelled on mighty Boro's Cardiff giants landed on my desk last week.
Cardiff giants Brain's have introduced Rev's Cracker, based on their popular Reverend James' bitter.

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