Monday, January 6, 2014

An Ancient Giant King With Silver Crown Unearthed at the Portsmouth,Ohio Earthworks

An Ancient Giant King With Silver Crown Unearthed at the Portsmouth, Ohio Earthworks



Bluffton Chronicle, Bluffton, Indiana, October 3, 1894

A Giants Remains Found. Portsmouth, Ohio 
   The skeleton of a man seven feet in height was found under an old oak on Pete Thompson's place, a few miles below this city, in Kentucky. The skeleton evidently belonged to a prehistoric race that threw up the earthworks still visible at that place and known as the "old fort.  A crown of beaten sterling silver encircled the head and there were many other evidences of the princely character of the "deceased". The find is considered a great one as the skeleton's position under the tree proves that it must have been entombed many hundreds of years ago. An exploring party of archaeologists will be on the ground and the details of the discovery will be sent to the Smithsonian Institution."


The "Old Fort" described is one part of a massive earthwork complex that extended from Portsmouth, Ohio, and across the river in Kentucky.