April 28 , 2006
Debunking the Bosnian ‘Pyramid’ Posted at 18:00 EST
It was only a matter of time before someone investigated the Bosnia pyramid story and found it not at all credible. ARCHAEOLOGY magazine are planning on debunking it in their next issue, but in the meantime have published a piece online here: The Bosnia-Atlantis Connection: Frenzied reporting of supposed pyramids in the Balkans ignores the truth and embraces the fantastic
The gist is that Semir (Sam) Osmanagic believes the pyramids in Bosnia resemble those at Teotihuacan, claims the largest is bigger than the pyramid of Khufu at Giza, and that the Bosnian pyramids date to 12,000 B.C.
The media reports have omitted to mention that Osmanagic is a self-described archaeologist, who believes the Maya and others are descended from Atlanteans who came from the Pleiades.
Now reputable archaeologists and the academic establishment are speaking out, condemning Osmanagic for misleading a gullible public and endangering genuine sites and monuments. There is public outcry within Bosnia, and an online petition that seeks to shut down Osmanagic's project. But he apparently has backers within the federal government and the Sarejevo city government. Whether he is allowed to continue or not is unresolved for now, and his website makes no mention of any controversy. And even when the mainstream media catch up and realize that the “Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” is no such thing, it will have entered the annals of fantastic archaeology and will have a multitude of believers and defenders.
April 25 , 2006
The Bosnian pyramid again Posted at 08:00 EST
More news here at the Washington Post on the supposed discovery of an ‘ancient pyramid ‘ in Bosnia, where digging began last week.
This has the potential to be a very exciting and significant discovery if it does turn out to be a pyramid, especially since two other pyramid-shaped hills in the Visoko Valley may be connected with this one by underground tunnels.
Maybe it's just me being cynical since I'd love this to be the real thing, but I keep expecting Hancock or Bauval to pop up and start raving about aliens…. LOL
April 14 , 2006
Did the Aztecs take a winter vacation to Bosnia? Posted at 19:00 EST
Archaeologists have started excavating what they're calling “Europe's first pyramids” – two constructions near Sarajevo. The news report I read doesn't say who's supposed to have built them or how old they are, but the explorer who started probing the site last year “sees astonishing similarities between the structures and Mexican pyramids dating back to about AD 200, which also come in pairs, one believed to represent the Sun and the other the Moon.”
The mind boggles… but also retains a healthy scepticism about an Aztec/Bosnian connection! LOL
The full report can be found here: Digging starts on ‘Europe's first pyramids’ in Bosnia