Giant Human Skeleton in Varna, Bulgaria

Giant Human Skeleton unearthed in Varna, Bulgaria

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Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered the remains of what they have described as a “huge skeleton” in downtown Varna, a city on the shores of the Black Sea whose rich culture and civilizations spans some 7,000 years.

Sofia News Agency, Novinite, reports that the skeleton was found in what was once the ancient city of Odessos, a trading post established by the Greeks towards the end of the 7th century BC. Odessos was a mixed community made up of Ionian Greeks and the Thracian tribes (Getae, Krobyzoi, Terizi). Later it was controlled by the Thracians, Macedonians, and then Romans. The Roman city, Odessus, covered 47 hectares in present-day central Varna and had prominent public baths, Thermae, erected in the late 2nd century AD, now the largest Roman remains in Bulgaria.

Remains of ancient Odessus in Varna, Bulgaria

Remains of ancient Odessus in Varna, Bulgaria ( Wikimedia Commons )

Researchers have said that initial analyses suggest the skeleton belongs to a man who lived in the late 4 th or early 5 th century AD, a time when Odessus was an early Christian center.

Valeri Yotov, who is part of the team carrying out excavations there, is reported as telling local news websites that the size of the bones is “impressive” and that they belonged to “a very tall man”. However, Yotov would not reveal the exact height of the skeleton.

The remains were found near the remains of the ancient city wall and Yotov has suggested that the man may have died while working or during a ceremony held near the city walls.

“His posture, with hands laid on his waist and his body pointing to the east (head) and west (feet) is a clear indication for archaeologists he was buried,” reports Novinite.


It is not the first time that an over-sized skeleton has been found in Eastern Europe. In 2013, the skeleton of a giant warrior dating back to 1600 BC was found in Santa Mare, Romania . Nicknamed ‘Goliath’, the warrior measured more than 2 meters in height, highly unusually for the time and place, when people were of small stature (approximately 1.5 meters on average).  The warrior was buried with an impressive dagger that indicated his high stature.

Giant skeleton nicknamed 'Goliath' found in Santa Mare, Romania

Giant skeleton nicknamed ‘Goliath’ found in Santa Mare, Romania ( Satmareanul.net)

Featured image: The newly-discovered giant skeleton in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

By April Holloway


Roberto Peron's picture

Why won’t he reveal the size of the skeletal bones?  What’s the big secret? If you find a giant human then why not reveal the size as I’m sure they’ve measured it to no end!  If it is 6 ft that makes him taller than most people in the area at the time.  If it is 10 ft then that is something “impressive” and deserves to be told to the world!  I hate finds like this where you get part of the data but never the full data.  I call it JUNK “science.”  


One thing we can be sure of, he was killed by climate change.

Hey Marc...a cold front came to his village and the sky fell on him. Global warming is a big political hoax.

It seems that everything these days is caused by global warming or climate change.

Be sure about one thing, when giant skeleton will be found, pictures with scales will be published. I'm archaeologist and i never ever heard about this kind of remains (over 7 feet).

Problem is my friend you will have been taught the status- quo. Recent finds by the University of Tel-Aviv in Israel have also found giant skeletons. Plus an enormous wall with stones over 3000 tons each has just been discovered in Siberia - archaeologists just as puzzled as you are.
Karen Chin a Chinese/American scientist just found hominin bones in the coprolites of a T.Rex in the USA.1.8 million years ago - work that one out. History is bullshit my friend. Read my book 'The Third Explanation' Amazon. I was a science journalist for thirty years.

I agree. Much of history is absolute nonsense. I also believe a lot of advanced science is nonsense. For some reason, people began to accept theory as fact.

SpacedOut's picture

Your book is only availible on Kindle?  Is it availble in soft/hard cover anywhere? 



if you are real archeologist not those book worms who are brainwashed from the schools and universities you would know at least about the sumerian civilisation and the ANUNAKI go in google and made a research the ILLUMINATI don`t want you to know the truth they want you to know enough so you can do you job as a worker and a slave and not ask too many questions... those people are affraid of the truth and affraid from questions... they want you to be stupid enough so they can control and manipulate you... those things are not even human i mena they have the otganism of human but they think like reptiles human means to be humane towards the others not going in another teritory and kill everyone there thats reptilian behavior in them the small brain is more powerfull than the neocortex type neocortex in google and browse trough the pictures and you will understand... or at least I hope you will if you are openminded... you are archeologist you have to be because you never know what will you dig up from the earth do you... ;) think about it mate...

Agreed.. when we need a full information, specially about the height, we got foolish here,

This information is suppressed or destroyed as it confirms the biblical narrative. Genesis 6 vs 5 speaks of these giants referred to as the Nephilim. I'll leave you go down the rabbit hole from there :) But what a fascinating read it is.

The Anunnaki and Nephilim grew up to 36 feet in height!

"Yotov himself says he sees nothing “exceptional” about the discovery of the skeleton."
"“There are no indications that this man was a vampire, an Atlantis giant, or anything like that,” archaeologist Valeri Yotov has commented jokingly, apparently referring to a host of discoveries in Bulgaria in recent years of impaled medieval skeletons, apparently to protect them from turning into vampires after their deaths.

A more realistic, though also questionable hypothesis voiced by some of the onlookers in the street is that the tall man might have been the victim of a crime back in the 4th century AD, and that the construction ditch was used to get rid of his body. However, the local archaeologists appear hardly intent on exploring such guesses."

Why the article mention Macedonia? FURM as Macedonia exist after 1945 AC.

Peter Harrap's picture

This business of giants is not new. We are a relatively small people, but have giants too. It is nothing to write home about, especially as they refuse access and/or proven measurements. I have been far more impressed by photos that show incredibly big skeletal human remains (in Israel, for example) but do not know if they are genuine. Those really are something else.


This is the Bulgarian way.....you always get only part of the story.
The same rule apples in real life in Bulgaria unfortunately.

Guys, I'm from Varna (Bulgaria) and I can assure You that there aren't any giant human remains in the city. And nobody heard about such discovery. It's true that the old name of Varna is Odessos. It's true that there are a lot of ancient monuments here - from the Thracian, Greek and Roman civilizations, including the oldest gold treasure in the world. There's also a big archaeological museum here as well as the tomb of Wladyslaw III of Poland. There are lot of monuments but believe me - there's no any giant human skeleton. If You want, You can come and see for Yourself! :)

If there was Alexander, you wouldn't know about it. There's plentiful info that support the discovery of giants (just look it up - even old newspapers were documenting this stuff). Then it all went quiet and now you'll be lucky to find anything you can physically touch. Can only sit there and speculate if something is real or not. But i can guarantee they existed.

If there were you wouldn't be aware of the fact unless you were a palaeontologist

Wow he was 165cm tall (5ft 4") The others must have been Lilliputian back on these days. Thank god the article was written when the full facts were known. See : http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/03/28/giant-mans-skeleton-found-un...

This may be the earliest known example of pituitary tumor. Did the cranial vault show any abnormalities?

Ummm Like I said he was 5ft 4” my granny was taller than that  I think the authors auto correct has changed blindingly average to Giant!!! He doesn’t need a pituitary tumour to attain such a lofty height


I'm always fascinated by articles about " tall people " 6-8 ft. There appears to have been several settlements throughout history across the globe. Stories with accompanying photos would be welcomed. Does anyone know of any sites I can go to in order to research the subject more?

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