Ellen Lloyd - AncientPages.com - When Spanish Conquistadors encountered natives in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1543, they were told a tribe of giants once inhabited the Indians’ land. These horrifying giants had been killed by a fire from the sky.
The Spaniards were amused by this tale. Obviously the local were fabricating stories to gain their attention. But then their attitude changed. The Indians were very convincing and perhaps there was a reason not to dismiss this story about men of giant stature as a fantasy after all.
When the Spaniards discovered curious, large ancient bones and odd markings on rocks, they knew something remarkable had taken place in Ecuador in the distant past.
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