Although the link refuses to open, I have seen the hoax skeletons supposed to be the remnants of the People of 'Aaad (Hazrat Hud's Nation).
It was too obviously a camera trickery. But 'Aaad were the most powerful people in history.
Surah 11. Hud – Hud
[Author’s Note] This is the 11th Surah of the Qur’an. I29:38 And (the Tribes of) ‘Aad and Thamud! Their fate is manifest to you from their ruined dwellings. Selfish desires had made their doings seem goodly to them, and thus had barred them from the right path. And they were people who were endowed with vision!
[Their personal interests hindered them from coming to the right path. They were people of vision and high intellect, Mustabsireen. However, unjust systems wither away regardless of how smartly they are run. The capital of ‘Aad was the legendary Iram, the Town of Pillars that lies buried in the sand dunes of the second largest desert in the world after the African Sahara. Called Ruba’ al-Khali’ = The Empty Quarter, this desert covers much of the Southeastern Arabian Peninsula. Iram is mentioned in 89:7. The Tribe of Thamud had descended from ‘Aad and is, therefore, frequently referred to in history and ancient Arabic poetry as ‘Aad-e-thani (Second ‘Aad). Inscriptions and records dating as far back as 715 BC refer to them as Thamudenes and Thamudaei (writings of Aristo, Ptolemy, Pliny). Rock inscriptions, dwellings and tombs decorated with animal sculptures still exist in the valley of Al-Hijr from Northern Hijaz to Syria. Recently, satellite images have discovered their castles built within the drilled mountains of Yemen as well!]
t has 123 verses. As we have learned earlier, Prophet Hud was sent to the powerful tribe of ‘Aad. He is considered to be the next in line to Prophet Noah only and that puts his times several millennia BC. He is also thought to be the first ever Messenger to be raised in the Arabian Peninsula. Let us bear in mind that the inhabitants of the Peninsula were not Arabs before Prophet Ishmael whose period of advent is about 1800 BC. For a brief history of how the Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael, please see 2:125. All communities have received their Messengers from God. None of the Messengers asked for a return for their services to humanity. They met stiff resistance as well as enjoyed loyal following.
[Author’s Note] This is the 46th Surah of the Qur’an, and it has 35 verses. The Surah derives its name from the sand dunes that were a part of the landscape inhabited by the second generation of the powerful tribe of ‘Aad in the Southeastern Arabian Peninsula. To the mightier first generation ‘Aad was sent Prophet Hud, perhaps next in line only to Noah who was the first ever apostle of God. Contrary to popular belief Adam is the allegorical use of Adami or the human being. The Qur’an does not refer to him as a Prophet. Dispelling the Biblical and Muslim traditional influence, 4:163 confirms that Noah was the first ever Prophet of God as do 6:85, 10:74, 57:26-27. Historically, the times of Noah and ‘Aad have only been estimates - perhaps 5000-6000 BC. ‘Aad were however, the descendants of Iram son of Sam son of Noah.