Sunday, November 06, 2005

Maybe we should look around our hometowns and see what we've been missing for a few thousand years

Remember when the Muslims were the ones with the telescopes, the math, the astronomy and we were serving the Church in Medieval Europe, or sitting huddled in a dank cave or tent or primative hut in the New World--whatever your ancestry was doing.

Well, they've found a pyramid in Europe that has been under the noses (and feet) of everyone for, well, millennia.

Bosnia's leading Muslim daily Dnevni Avaz writes excitedly about "a sensational discovery" of "the first European pyramid" in the central town of Visoko, just north of Sarajevo.

Excavations at a hill site above the town have been going on for several months and initial analyses "have confirmed the original claim that this is Europe's first pyramid and a monumental building, similar in dimensions to the Egyptian pyramids."

"The pyramid is 100 metres high and there is evidence that it contains rooms and a monumental causeway ... The plateau is built of stone blocks, which indicates the presence at the time of a highly developed civilisation," the daily explains.

"Archaeological excavations near the surface have uncovered a part of a wall and fragments of steps," it reveals.

"Visocica hill could not have been shaped like this by nature," geologist Nada Nukic tells the daily. "This is already far too more than we have anticipated, but we expect a lot more from further analysis," she concludes.
Europe's First Pyramid

I'm using a blogger or forum for the source because the BBC article it excerpts and links to does not give the pyramid story it's own page. There is a link to the orginal BBC report at site if you like scrolling around to find a MSM original. You can also 'google' "pyramid Bosnia" 'Google News' but I didn't find an article any better than this one.

Caption of bottom picture:
Semir Osmanagic, a hobby archaeologist, standing next to a cubic stone made of primitive concrete, near Visocica hill which he presumes to be the top of an ancient pyramid, near Visoko, some 30 km (18 miles) north of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo,Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. Osmanagic researched the pyramids in South America and claims a step pyramid with a flat top could be hidden underneath the hill overlooking the central Bosnian town of Visoko. He invested his own money into excavations and believes he found enough evidence to justify a serious excavation and research project.(AP Photo/Hidajet Delic)


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