VELIKOROS - great in stature?
VELIKOROS - great in stature?

And yet the ancestors were tall. Just the facts. In eastern China, archaeologists have discovered 205 tombs of an unknown race "Unusually tall and strong" people… The people who lived in this region, labeled as "giants" compared to the average height of other Chinese men, apparently flourished on the banks of the Yellow River around 5,000 years ago.

The dimensions of the skeleton of at least one of the Neolithic "giants" have reached1.9 metersand several others - 1.8 meters or higher.As an interesting side note, People's Daily Online adds that Confucius (551-479 BC) was also said to be about 1.9 meters tall and from the same region.

Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers?

Graves at an archaeological site in Jinan, Shandong province, where the skeletons of "unusually tall and strong" people were found. (JIANG LI / CHINA DAILY)

"The Scythians were people quite tall and rather well-built. The bones of their legs and arms are slightly longer and slightly thicker than those of people of the early 20th century."

Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers?

In 1918 (surveyed already in 1927) near the village of Bolshoy Kamenets, Kursk region. the peasants found a treasure - gold and silver items, as well as large bones and a large skull - "a span between the eyes" (a span - 17, 78 cm), with hair braided into a braid. (Oleg Radyush, archaeologist, researcher at the Department of Archeology of the Migration Period and the Early Middle Ages, Institute of Archeology, Russian Academy of Sciences).

Pallas Peter Simon "Travel to different provinces of the Russian State". 1771: "… Even in front of the Buzuluk fortress I saw several burial mounds, of which the number multiplied here, and on the road to the Sorochinsky fortress, three adjacent noble burial mounds differed from the others. They say that higher up to Buzuluk and other steppe rivers and rivers there are more of them.At the aforementioned Domashnaya river and near both Soroca there are still other low graves, inside with large brick slabs, in which the dead bodies were laid. Households longer than fathoms (fathom = 2.16 cm), and in these, the Cossacks, who were practicing grave tearing, told me for certain, lie human bones are extremely great, so if you put the shin bone to the leg of a large man, then it is higher than the knee."

Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers? Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers?

“In the Dnipropetrovsk region, local archaeologists have discovered an amazing find of the Iron Age. Near the village of Tokovskoye in the Apostolovsky district, at a depth of only half a meter, was hidden the burial of a Scythian warrior, who, according to the most conservative estimates, was more than 2000 years old. The warrior's grave was not deep, without an embankment. and the height of the buried. "This is a Scythian warrior, no doubt. With him, a weapon typical for the Scythians was found - a sword or a knife, because of the state of the metal it is difficult to say, - says Alexander Starik, an employee of the Dnieper Historical Museum named after Yavornytsky, - But as for a Scythian, he has gigantic growth - only the skeleton "pulled" 1 meter 90 centimeters. This means that during his lifetime he was even higher. "


The burial of a 2,000-year-old female warrior was found by researchers in the Mamai-Gora burial ground. The deceased belonged to the Scythian people. The warlike women of this tribe were described by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. In the burial, they found a miniature dish - a lecyth, in which noble women kept perfumes and aromatic oils, a bronze mirror, bronze arrowheads and two lead spinning wheels.

Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers?

Plutarch on the Cimbri:

“It was not known about them what kind of people they were, or where they came from, like a cloud, overtook Italy and Gaul. Most believed that they belonged to the Germanic tribes, living near the Northern Ocean, as evidenced by their enormous growth, blue eyes, as well as what the Germans call Cimbri robbers … But some argued that the land of the Celts is so great and vast that from the Outer Sea and the northernmost regions of the inhabited world it stretches east to Meotida and the borders of Pontic Scythia … It was from these places that the barbarians moved to Italy, who were first called Cimmerians, and later Cimbri."

(In antiquity, the Greeks and Romans used the terms "Gauls", "Celts", "Germans" to refer to all neighbors to the north of themselves, without going into linguistic and cultural differences between them).

Jordan (VI century) reports on the struggle of the Goths in the Baltic States with swears that were stronger than the Germans "Body and spirit"

In the text of the Syrian manuscript: “The people neighboring with them (the Amazons) grew up - men with huge limbswho have no weapons and which horses cannot carry because of their bodies". (Judging by the fact that the aforementioned 13 nomadic peoples were the southeastern neighbors of the Amazons, it must be assumed that the people grew up to the north or west of them.)

Epic about Svyatogor:

She did not carry him and a good horse

Mother didn’t carry it yet, but it’s like cheese-earth …

I would go here to my mother on the damp earth -

The mother of cheese earth does not carry me …

Later authors who wrote about the Vikings-Rus (Varangians) of the 9th-12th centuries:

“The Rus are courageous and brave … They are tall, are beautiful and courageous in attacks. But they do not show this courage on horseback: they make all their forays and campaigns on ships”(Ibn Rust).


Russian Vikings 10th century

“This people is powerful and their physique is large, great courage …”(Ibn-Miskaveikh).

Central Asian physician and historian of the 12th century Sharaf al-Zaman Tahir Marvazi: “They are strong and mighty people and go on foot to distant countries for raids and also travel on ships in the Khazar Sea and seize ships and rob property and travel to Kustantinia (Constantinople) by sea Pontus in spite of the chains in the bay. And once they traveled across the Khazar Sea and became for a time the rulers of Berdaa (on the territory of modern Azerbaijan). Their courage and bravery are well known, so one of them is equal to several from some other people. If they had horses and were riders, they would become a great scourge for people"

Are Great Russians big in stature, not in numbers?

Rus in Constantinople

VELMOZH, great, etc. see great, great. (Dahl's dictionary)

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