Saturday, March 18, 2023

Cuba: A Pre-Historic Giant?







Cuba: A Prehistoric Giant?
By Orestes Girbau

"[The illustration] is a copy of the near-statuesque phenomenon that once existed in the Manuel Lomba cattle pasture in Guane, Province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The height differences between the stone formation and the human figures surrounding it can be easily compared. Were there giants in Cuba once upon a time? Manifestations of extraneous Pre-Columbian art? There are more questions than answers and mystery seems to prevail.

Source: Etching and information appearing in the Cuban newspaper "Diario de la Marina" (Navy News) in the early 20th century.

Acknowledgements: Mr.Edilio E. Sanchez, former president of the board that promoted and transacted an epigraphic society in Cuba.

[Translation (c) 2023 INEXPLICATA with thanks to Orestes Girbau]