Giant skull found in Sicily.
On* That Was §gfd td §« B! ggtr Than * Bushel Basket, One of the most rem.._-kable flads of gigantic human remains of which we hnve any record was that said to have been made at Palermo. Sicily, In the your 1510,. when an entire s'kVleton of unheard of proportions was unearthed by some marble quarry nion. These mwisiiro.il osnctly ", llrt - v - fn " 1 ' f(>p| from honrt-to foot and ' l1 ' 10 fpefS(lV P« «"c!ies tn,m point to , ! ™^ nnill . . ,. I P °i m " u , , , f ° ° nx blirjwl "'"" "'>* old fimo Bln ! 1lt m ?,J,, 8H11 bo * pt '» nf Palermo In ! scctlon x ' of »'o Sf.-lsorcnt museum. It is made of n bluish looking, fine grained bowlder and appears to bo about (wo feet eight Iiu-hos 1ou K by one fool broad ami nine indies through in ! the thickest place. A musty, rusty look| look| ini; tag attached to the relic " 10 ^ W)r thnt U •-— — i' 01 ""'*- but the general verdict is that " " kl not vvo 'S h over'thirty or fblr- i ly " live P ou »ds. f Tlle skeleto " «'«s burned by a mob " !e 3?cnr 1G02 dnrl «S tue prevalence of '»e black death at Palermo, the ignorant, superstitious people believing believing that it was comlected in some mysterious mysterious way with the death dealing distemper. distemper. The skull of this giant, according according to Abbe Ferregus. -was largely largely excessive of the baskets sayd to hold the bushel, being fitted above and beli.we withe teeth to tho number of sixt.v-foure, the each of which would have weighed two ounces." Cavalier Scroy claimed to have found a skull on Tenerife that had sixty teeth.—Westminster Gazette.