The Flood. David Plaisted. Giants. In The Antiquities of the Jews, V:2:3, the historian Josephus gives some interesting information about the physical qualities of giant remains:
Meganthropus Skull Reconstruction by Grover Krantz
The expedition was fortunate in making a discovery that cannot fail to be of interest to the whole civilized world, for among the vastnesses of one of the glens of Mount Ararat, they came upon a gigantic structure of very dark wood, embedded at the foot of one of the glaciers, with one end protruding, and which they believe to be none other then the old Ark in which Noah and his family navigated the waters of the deluge.
George Hagopian 1908 -1910
From Walt Brown’s site
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters stood above the mountains.
At Your rebuke they fled;
At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
They went up over the mountains;
They went down into the valleys,
To the place which You founded for them.
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over,
That they may not return to cover the earth.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which thou didst appoint for them. (RSV)
On Thursday 6th July 1600, a certain Elizabethan tourist, Baron Waldstein, visited London's Lambeth Palace. His journal tells us that in one of the rooms there he saw:
'...a splendid genealogy of all the Kings of England, and another genealogy, a historical one, which covers the whole of time and is traced down from the Beginning of the World.' (1)
Later, arriving at Richmond Palace on 28th July, he saw in the library there:
'... beautifully set out on parchment, a genealogy of the kings of England which goes back to Adam.' (2)
Such genealogies were immensely popular, and as fascinating to the general public as they were to historians and other scholars.
After the Flood, by Bill Cooper, Chapter 6
Figure 1. Illuminated manuscript, ca. 1461, illustrates the complexity and political ramifications of royal genealogies. This 20-foot-long vellum roll purports to trace the lineage of King Edward IV of England back to Noah, thereby establishing Edward’s legitimacy as monarch. The portion of the roll shown here (roughly one-sixth of the roll, shown in full at right) extends from Edward III to Richard, Duke of York. Images courtesy of the Rare Book Room, Free Library of Philadelphia. American Scientist, March-April 2003, page 159.
Piedmont glacier on Baffin Island, Canada