In spring 1988, Gregor Spörri travelled to Egypt. On his to-do list: Wreck diving in the Red Sea, a visit to the country’s ancient sites, an overnight stay in the Pyramid of Cheops and climbing it for a daring physics experiment. Further information at: Gregor Spörri – Biography
Through his endeavours, Spörri meets Nagib in rural Bir Hooker. The old man, who comes from a family of grave robbers, knows many old stories about the legendary Great Pyramid.
At the end of the meeting, the local gives the Swiss man a glimpse of his family treasure, which includes a gruesome-looking relic that he is allowed to photograph. The pictures went around the world and are still causing controversy today.
As it turns out, it is a 38-centimetre-long mummified finger of an apparently humanoid giant, as they appear in ancient legends, myths and the Bible.
Spörri is no longer able to let go of the experience. His thirst for research was awakened. On these pages, you can find out everything he discovers about the human-like monsters in his search for clues. Some of the images shown are watermarked for copyright reasons. If you would like to use the images legally for your publications, please contact us.