During archaeological excavations in the Crimea , experts made the discovery of a necropolis of the Byzantine Empire where the tomb of a giant was .
While reconstruction work on the Mithridates staircase in Kerch continued, archaeological excavation work began in the area simultaneously.
This revealed up to 100 square meters of a necropolis, which had burials of people who one visited the temple of John the Baptist.
To date there are 27 burials discovered , some of children and twin burials. In addition to other elements, such as bronze pendants or bracelets.
Even in one of the burials they managed to find felt clothes . This was very helpful as it allowed them to date the find.
Tomb of a giant in the necropolis
The find itself was rare and became much more bizarre when they found a burial box that was over 2.30 meters long . When they uncovered it, they found what appeared to be the skeleton of a giant.
Considering the standard physique of the locals in the past, finding a skeleton of a man who was over six feet tall is at odds with the data.
The average height of the population of the date was 1.60 meters high , so there is no way to explain how the remains of this giant were buried in the area.
The remains were examined by the team’s anthropologist, who hopes to give an estimate of the age of the person buried there.
The remains must be analyzed to discover their origin Complicated excavation
The excavation work has been slow due to the difficult terrain, which is mixed . In ancient times, garbage was simply thrown on the ground.
Then, in the Middle Ages , the necropolis was created over all the ancient remains. For this reason it has been difficult for archaeologists to give an exact interpretation of the origin of everything found.
At the moment, the experts are in negotiations with the diocese of Kerch-Feodosia to be able to extract the remains found and examine them better.
Experts continue to investigate the origin of the mysterious skeleton and the reason for its abnormal size. In addition to finding an explanation for its origins.
The existence of giants is common in different ancient cultures, despite the fact that traditional archeology tries to keep these types of finds hidden. But discoveries like the one in Crimea show us that they existed.