Written by Admin
Tuesday, 27 June 2006
Archaeologists working on an excavation site in Bosnia say there is increasing evidence of the existence of a man-made pyramid at the site.
“The people living in this area discovered the walls a few days ago. The team in charge of pyramids here took over the project and brought in historians and geologists to study the situation. The first thing that was discovered was this area and then, the wall at the back was found. This proved that people were here and interfered in the nature of the mountain here,” said Egyptian archaeologist Lamia El Hadidy sitting in front of a stone construction on Sunday (June 18).
It is still impossible to conduct a scientific dating of the find because no artefacts have been found so far.
“We still don't know about the date, we don't have any artefacts, we don't know who and why built up this construction. We don't know what kind of construction it is,” said Silvana Cobanov from Slovenia and Nancy Gallou from Greece, both archaeologists who volunteer on the project.
Bosnian-born amateur archaeologist Semir Osmanagic claims that there are three 12,000-year-old pyramids — the Bosnian Pyramids of Sun, Moon and Dragon – near the Bosnian town of Visoko.
Osmanagic's theory about pyramids in Bosnia has been denounced by local and European archaeologists, who say that ancient civilizations in Europe lived in caves and could not build such structures.
“We have some very exciting results,” said Osmanagic.
“Behind me are the terraces which were clearly man-made. We can see the stone plates and stone blocks cut by men, transported here and installed here into the pyramid's walls. These are the terraces I'm standing on. Today, we have just found one vertical wall which might represent an entrance to the pyramid, or maybe a tomb. We will know more a couple of weeks from now, but I would say the results are so exciting and all our thesis have been confirmed every day.”
UNESCO Secretary General Koichiro Matsuura recently said that he would send a UNESCO expert team to Visoko to determine exactly what it is all about.