Episode 3 - The Cardiff Giant


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In the late 1860's, proclaimed atheist George Hull was attending a methodist revival meeting and become involved in an argument about a passage in Genesis.  This particular passage claimed that a race of giants had walked the earth.

Thus began one of the most famous hoaxes in history, as Hull hired men to carve out a 3.2 m block of gypsum; have it crafted, stained and weathered; and buried where it could later be 'discovered'.


 

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