Dr Aly Abd Alla Barakata,left, a geologist of the Egyptian Mineral
Resource Authority, investigates blocks found on a central Bosnian hill for
which Semir Osmanagic,right, amateur archeologist claims is a pyramid,
on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Dr Barakata is the first expert from Egypt
who came to find out whether the blocks excavated on the Visocica hill
are natural or a man made formations. He said he concluded that the
structure is not natural and will recommend Egyptian archeologists to
research it further.(AP Photo/Hidajet Delic)
Who Built the Bosnian Pyramid?
May 18, 2006 The Speculist
The mystery surrounding the pyramid-shaped hill in Bosnia deepens. Its dimensions seem a little too precise for it to be a natural formation. And now diggers have apparently found carefully cut stone blocks and what appears to be a paved entrance to the structure.
But not everyone is buying the pyramid explanation:
[The] theory has been disputed by a number of experts who claim that at no time in Bosnia's history has there been a civilization able to build monumental structures and that the hill is simply a weird natural formation.
So there has never been anyone in Bosnia capable of building a pyramid, eh? Are these "experts" sure about that? I mean, we all have a pretty good idea as to who really built Stonehenge, don't we?
Alternatively, with a nod to reader Mike D, maybe the pyramid was built in imaginary time at right angles to normal spacetime. In addition to possibly accounting for the Bosnian pyramid, I think the flexiverse model has a good chance of replacing "my dog ate it" as an excuse base for not getting homework done.
VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - An Egyptian geologist who arrived to check on claims by an amateur researcher that a hill in central Bosnia is hiding an ancient pyramid said Wednesday the structure is man made and worth investigating.
"My opinion is that this is a type of pyramid, probably a primitive pyramid," said Dr. Aly Abd Alla Barakata, a geologist from the Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority.
Barakata is the first expert from Egypt to visit the Visocica hill and offer an opinion on whether huge stone slabs excavated on the site could form the sloping sides of a massive step pyramid.
Semir Osmanagic, an amateur Bosnian archaeologist who has been investigating Latin American pyramids for 15 years, claimed last year that the Visocica hill, about 20 miles northwest of Sarajevo, is a pyramid. If correct, it would be the first ancient pyramid ever found in Europe.
Osmanagic's team, made up mainly of volunteers, began excavations last month on the 2,120-foot hill. The team found that Visocica has 45-degree slopes pointing toward the cardinal points and a flat top. Under layers of dirt, workers discovered a paved entrance plateau, entrances to tunnels and large stone blocks.
Osmanagic's theory has been disputed by a number of experts who claim that at no time in Bosnia's history has there been a civilization able to build monumental structures and that the hill is simply a weird natural formation.
A petition signed by 22 Bosnian experts pointed out that Osmanagic is an amateur and claimed that the stone blocks he unearthed are part of a medieval graveyard.
Dr. Barakata, an expert in the stone blocks used to build ancient pyramids, said he believes the structure could not be natural and should be investigated further.
"We need to study it more, to find out the age, the type of material used," he said.
He said he will recommend to his government to send more experts and that an archaeologist from Egypt is scheduled to visit the site next month.
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Check out the galleries here http://www.bosnian-pyramid.com/gallery.html. There are som seriously artificial structures there... A geologist also stated that this hill could not possible be natural. I tend to listen to geologists when it comes to geology, and not egyptologists who generally are lost in their own limited views of world history and crumbeling with fear of losing their grants and university support.
Very exciting stuff.... Loved your interview with Andrew Power with the comment of it being a practice pyramid for the "Irish" on their way to Egypt... (I am currently reading his book... very intersting!)
If it proves to be a pyramid, it just has to be much older than the pyramids in Egypt or anywhere else. It kinda looks like the pyramids in China, being covered with grass and trees.. Hmmm
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:07 am Post subject: Rooones!
"I want to believe" as it said on the X-files poster (which by the way was featuring a Billy Meier "beem ship" picture...
Yeah - I was pretty blown away when I noticed that the other day, that it's one of Billy's 'ships' on Fox's poster.
Question: Are these ogham, roman letters, jibberish or natural? (found in Visoko)
To my amateur eye, they look more like some kind of runes, like these maybe. (Elder Fuþark runes)
The writing in the lower image looks like modern Latin alphabet to me. 'KWAERI'? I'll have to get Photoshop on it later, see if I can enhance it somewhat... _________________ The rule for today.
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.
On the other hand, at least the first picture, it looks rather random... I mean, if it was that conclusive evidence for writing, they should have provided better pictures of it. As for the stone below, it looks to me like similar "carvings" may appear elswhere on the rock as well. It could be a natural feature, I'm not sure...
Allthough this discovery is interesting, and having done extensive (amateur) studies of ancient structures and archelological finds, I't may have been a mistake calling it a pyramid right away (all though it looks like a pyramide structure in the Bosnian landscape). Also, they haven't found pottery, tools, etc, which one usually finds when excavating a site. Extraordinary claims demands extraordinary proof. I have not seen that thus far...
I am not familiar with ancient legends, mythology and history of the area, but I would guess that it exists, like in Scandnavia, Ireland and around the Mediterranian (and of course elsewhere).
Still worth following...
Thanks for the reply, Continuity...
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Scientists discovered mysterious circles on the area of the ancient Russian town of Arkaim, which is the same age with Egypt and Babylon
President Putin has recently visited one of the most mysterious places on planet Earth – the ruins of the ancient town of Arkaim, which is situated on the outskirts of the city of Chelyabinsk. Historians, archaeologists and ufologists have spent many years trying to unravel the secrets of the town. Which nation was living in Arkaim more than 40 centuries ago? How did people of such ancient civilization manage to accomplish incredible technological progress, which still seems to be unachievable nowadays? A group of Russian researchers, with Vadim Chernobrovy at the head, has recently returned from the mysterious region. The scientist said that specialists and students had built numerous tent camps around Arkaim.
The Arkaim valley in the south of Ural was supposed to be flooded in 1987: local authorities were going to create a water reservoir there to irrigate droughty fields. However, scientists found strange circles in the center of the valley: the authorities gave archaeologists 12 months to explore the area. Scientists were shocked to find out that Arkaim was the same age as Egypt and Babylon, and a little older than Troy and Rome.
Gennady Zdanovich, the chairman of the archaeological expedition in Ural had to prove the scientific significance of Arkaim to regional officials. “We achieved what seemed to be absolutely unreal: the multi-million construction project in the region was shut down,” the scientist said.
Archaeological excavations showed that the people, who inhabited Arkaim, represented one of the most ancient Indo-European civilizations, particularly the branch, which is referred to as the Aryan culture. Arkaim turned out to be not only a town, but also a temple and an astronomic observatory.
”A flight above Arkaim on board a helicopter gives you an incredible impression. The huge concentric circles on the valley are clearly visible. The town and its outskirts are all enclosed in the circles. We still do not know, what point the gigantic circles have, whether they were made for defensive, scientific, educational, or ritual purposes. Some researchers say that the circles were actually used as the runway for an ancient spaceport,” Vadim Chernobrovy said.
Researchers discovered that the ancient town was equipped with the storm sewage system, which helped Arkaim's residents avoid floods. The people were protected against fires as well: timbered floorings and houses themselves were imbued with fireproof substance. It was a rather strong compound, the remnants of which can still be found in the ruins of the town.
Each house was outfitted with “all modern conveniences,” as they would say nowadays. There was a well, an oven and dome-like food storage in every house. The well was branching out into two underground trenches: one of them was directed to the oven and the other one ended in the food storage. The trenches were used to supply chilly air to the oven and to the food storage. The cool air from the trenches was also creating a very powerful traction force in the Aryan oven, which made it possible to smelt bronze there.
The central square in Arkaim was the only object of square shape in the town. Judging upon traces of bonfires that were placed in a specific order on the square, the place was used as a site for certain rituals.
Arkaim was built according to a previously projected plan as a single complicated complex, which also had an acute orientation on astronomic objects. While archaeologists are meticulously brushing dust off ancient stones trying to recreate the lifestyle of Arkaim's residents, ufologists study mysterious phenomena, which they register in the town: inexplicable fluctuations of voltage, magnetic field tension, temperatures and so on.
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