While researching to write something positive for the Wikipedia entry on the Bosnian Pyramids (I did the Currently Osmanagić states… to …for future generations bit) I noticed something a bit odd about the map. I wondered if I’d calculated the lengths of the wrong triangle. It seems I have made a simple mistake.
The calculation was based on the three pyramids marked in orange. These three pyramids come close to making an equilateral triangle, though with nowhere near the precision claimed by the Bosnian Geodetic Institute. I got these markers from www.bosnianpyramid.com and you can download them from there to check this for yourself with your own copy of Google Earth. I thought these were the locations of the pyramids and, if you look the map shown at BosnianPyramids.org shows these are the three locations measured. This blog post would also suggest that the Pyramid of Dragon is identified correctly as it places the pyramid on Bucki gaj.
If you look closely then you can see there’s a ridge between the Pyramids of the Moon and the Dragon. I’ve marked the end of that ridge with the label Bosnian Pyramid of Doom, and you can download the Google Earth bookmark to see it for yourself in 3D. Is it high enough to block a line of site between the pyramids of the Moon and the Dragon? No.
But is is a problem. The Pyramid of Doom is on the end of this long ridge. The pyramid of the Dragon is distinctively on its own hill. So how do you make sense of this diagram at Wikipedia, which is used by the official site? I made the mistake of assuming that the Pyramid of the Dragon, being under a large hill, was stationary. It looks like Osmanagić has discovered the world’s first mobile monumental prehistoric pyramid*.
What happens to the triangle if you use the Pyramid of Doom position as the third vertex? Then the Moon – Doom baseline is far, far too short to make an equilateral triangle. It’s not even remotely close, which again suggests that Bucki gaj is the Pyramid of Dragon. It does leave the problem of an imposter pyramid on the official guides though.
Next week it’s the Bosnian Pyramid of the Molehill – and I’m not sure if I’m joking yet.
*This would explain how the Bosnian pyramids got to Egypt and Mexico. In one stroke the lack of Bosnian artefacts is explained as they were built in Visoko and then moved to their new locations. We also now know why the Egyptian pyramids were smaller. You wouldn’t want to move a larger pyramid would you? The Mexican pyramids were even smaller, but then they had further to go.