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The Bosnian Pyramids of the Sun(Visocica)
by ALOHA DEAN

 

Google Maps Location for Visoko

Visoko is named after the Visoki Castle and the town of Visoki, which occupied Visočica hill, Podvisoki, Mile (today's Arnautovići), Biskupići and Moštre — together known as Visoko valley. Visoki and its castle were the center of the once powerful medieval Bosnian kingdom. Many historical charters were made and written in Visoko valley, including the charter of first Bosnian king Tvrtko I Kotromanić in 1355, in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum.
A site known as Visočica hill, in the Bosnia-Herzegovina town of Visoko, northwest of Sarajevo, became the focus of international attention in October 2005, following highly controversial claims that it is actually an ancient man-made pyramid, the so-called Bosnian pyramids.

                                        (Visocica Hill)

The 213 metre Visočica hill, once the centre of the medieval Bosnian capital Visoki, has a generally symmetrical pyramid-like shape when viewed from certain angles. The idea that it constitutes an ancient artificial edifice was publicised by Houston-based expatriate Bosnian author and metalworker Semir Osmanagić, whose subsequent excavations at the site have uncovered what he claims to be a paved entrance plateau and tunnels, as well as stone blocks and ancient mortar which he has suggested once covered the structure. Osmanagić has claimed that the dig involved an international team of archaeologists from Australia, Austria, Bosnia, Scotland and Slovenia, however many archaeologists named have stated they had not agreed to participate and were not at the site. The  dig began in April 2006.


Open Bosanska Piramida Sunca in High Resolution, (billboard photo courtesy of foundation)

Related Websites


- OFFICIAL FOUNDATION WEBSITE
- SEMIR OSMANAGIC WEBSITE
- PYRAMIDS OF BOSNIA

 

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