The following 16 Giant hands were actually discovered underneath the royal Hyksos compound and as far as we know, they date all the way back to over 3,600 years ago. Discovered under a total of four different mounds here, many believe that they were the victims of the Egyptian soldiers of the past.
Manfred Bietak was the main archaeologist that made the discovery himself as he was looking towards finding more relics at the compound after hearing rumors of there being more here. He was the chief of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Austrian Academy of Science teams that actually made the discovery possible.
He was originally meaning to excavate the ancient city of Avaris but after hearing rumors from the locals of mounds around the area they quickly changed their plan and focused on this instead.
That’s how the team actually found out that the ancient Egyptian soldiers would often make sure that they destroyed their enemies entirely by cutting off their hands and leaving them to die of blood loss.
This was in their opinion the harshest punishment they could conduct on their enemies, as they would leave them to die an excruciatingly horrible death while also making sure that they cannot fight back.
We like to think of ancient Egyptians as very sophisticated rulers but their practices were anything but that. They were gruesome, to say the least, always showcasing superiority under every means necessary which is what this discovery right here entails too.