It's no fairy tale: The first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism has been discovered near Rome, according to a new study.
At 6 feet 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century AD Rome. C., where the men averaged 5 feet and a half (167 centimeters) tall. By contrast, the tallest man today is 8 feet 3 inches (251 centimeters).
Finding such skeletons is rare, because gigantism itself is extremely rare, affecting approximately three people in a million worldwide today. The condition begins in childhood, when a malfunctioning pituitary gland causes abnormal growth.
Two partial skeletons, one from Poland and one from Egypt, have previously been identified as "probable" cases of gigantism, but the Roman specimen is the first clear case from the ancient past, study leader Simona Minozzi, a paleopathologist at the University of Pisa in Italy. she said by email.
According to the ancient geniuses, he once walked the earth's giant race of people who built the giant pyramids and buildings like divine temples. His existence also tells the story of David and Goliath and countless fairy tales.
The mystery is why these people became extinct. Unusually large remains, supposedly discovered by scientists in Bulgaria, could help answer that question.
Necropolis had a cache of about 80 skeletons, and most of them were complete. In addition, they also found some preserved ceramic vessels full of grain. In recent years, however, the townspeople discovered the Graveyard Titans in the planting apple orchard.
In addition to large skulls, they discovered intact skeletons, jewelry, fragments of vessels, specifically 3-meter statues. Even at this point in a group of archaeologists and discoveries driven by the finds it was forgotten, it is said among the locals.