Located on the eastern shores of the Black Sea, Varna is now a major tourist attraction. The area has a rich culture and its history goes all the way back to 5,000 BC. The oldest golden treasure in the world was found during excavations at the Varna Necropolis and carbon dating revealed it was buried more than 6,500 years ago.
In the 7th century BC, the Greeks founded a trading post called Odessos in what is now Varna. It was populated by a mix of Greeks and Thracians. Towards the end of the second century AD, Odessos was turned into a Roman retreat and renamed Odessus.
The giant skeleton was found earlier this month, buried near the remains of Odessus’ ancient city wall. It is estimated the giant human lived and died during the 5th century AD.
Valeri Yotov, a member of the excavation team was quoted as saying the size of the bones was “impressive” but refused to provide exact details.
As we started to uncover the ancient fortress wall, we began asking ourselves a lot of questions, and, of course, we had to keep digging to reach the wall’s foundations. That’s how we stumbled upon the skeleton,” he said.The skeleton’s posture is a clear indication that the man was buried in a ceremonial fashion. Its hands are laid on its waist, the head is pointing to the east and its head to the west.
Until further details are released, we can only speculate on the subject. If the skeleton is indeed of gigantic proportions, it would constitute a major archaeological breakthrough and it would be even better if this discovery wouldn’t be swept under the rug eventually.
That being said, this wouldn’t be the only giant skeleton uncovered in Eastern Europe. In the summer of 2012, archaeologists made a similar discovery near the Romanian town of Carei. The excavation of a 5,0000 year-old Bronze Age settlement uncovered the remains of an 8-ft. tall warrior, buried with a dagger next to his head. Back then, the average height was around 5 feet, making the owner of this skeleton a true giant among his peers.