Romanian photographer Eugen Paulescu documented the discovery of mysterious giant bones with anthropomorphic shapes, especially skulls and vertebrae. The photographs date from between 1912 and 1916, just before Romania entered World War I.
The excavators and discoverers proudly pose with these pieces that seem to be the remains of giants. No other record of these findings or associated scientific documentation has been found. Only a few notes written by the photographer himself have survived, in which he notes that the discoveries were made mainly in the coastal areas of the Black Sea.
The excavations were carried out collectively by the inhabitants of nearby villages, which led to a kind of competition between the villages to see who could find the largest bones. They even became popular attractions.
The study of the photographs reveals no evidence of manipulation or montage, so it has been suggested that they may be high-quality fakes. However, there are also those who argue that these images could be evidence of the existence of a race of giants, similar to the giants of Greek literature that once ruled the Earth. If this were true, intriguing questions would arise: Who were these giants, where did they come from, and why did they disappear?

The project "Giants of the Black Sea" have been meticulously created through a careful iterative process using the Midjourney artificial intelligence. Emilio Alarcón is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Madrid.
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