Author 'Ninik' (Id 123301 ) : Silvius Brabo Statue on Grote Markt (Marktplaats) in Antwerp. Druon Antigonus giant demanded a right of passage over the Scheldt and contrasted the hand payers. Silvius Brabo, a Roman soldier killed the legendary giant, cut off his hand and threw it into the Scheldt. According to this explanation, the name "Antwerpen (Antwerp Netherlands) comes from" werpen hand "which means" throwing hand . This story is a legend but it probably hides an actual historical archaeologists have found near the "Steen" traces of settlement dating from the 1st century and the remains of a Roman site. It would seem that Antwerp was occupied earlier admired today.