‘Huge skeleton’ discovered in Bulgaria’s Varna
A team of archaeologists have uncovered the skeletal remains of a giant in the Bulgarian city of Varna.
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.