The Bosnian pyramids are a cluster of natural geological formations known as flatirons near the Bosnian town of Visoko, northwest of Sarajevo. The hill named Visočicabecame the focus of international attention in October 2005 following a news-media campaign promoting the idea that they are human-made and the largest ancient pyramids on Earth.
In analysing the site, its known history, and the excavations; geologists, archeologists, and other scientists have concluded that they are natural formations and that there are no signs of human building involved. Additionally, scientists have criticised the Bosnian authorities for supporting the pyramid claim saying: "This scheme is a cruel hoax on an unsuspecting public and has no place in the world of genuine science."
The 213-metre (699 ft) Visočica hill is where the Old town of Visoki was once sited. The idea that it constitutes an ancient artificial edifice was publicised by Bosnian author Semir Osmanagić. His 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, Ireland, United Kingdom and Slovenia. However, many archaeologists he named have stated they had not agreed to participate and were never at the site. The dig began in April 2006, and has resulted in reshaping the hill, making it look like a Mayan step pyramid.
- Bosnian pyramids
- Visoko city
- Zenica city
- Hadzimazica house
- Transportation by van
- Start 9 am
- Return 4 pm
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