World History. Ask Smithsonian. In early Osmanagich asked a team of geologists from the nearby University of Tuzla to analyze core samples at Visocica. Our Planet. Critics contend that the project not only sullies Bosnian science but also soaks up scarce resources.
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The Bosnian pyramid complex is a pseudoarchaeological notion to explain the formation of a His claims have been overwhelmingly refuted by scientists but he has proceeded to promote the area as a tourist attraction. Direct study of the site. Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news. Sign Up Osmanagich also says he knows why the Bosnian pyramids were built. An amateur archaeologist says he's discovered the world's oldest pyramids in the my eyes, and the fact that such structures exist in Bosnia and Herzegovina." Visoko lies near the southern end of a valley that runs from Sarajevo to Zenica.
This theory was endorsed by Joseph Davidovits, a French materials scientist.
He left Bosnia before its civil war, emigrating to Houston in because, in part, of its warm climatewhere he started a successful metalworking business that he still owns today.
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Yet Bosnia and Herzegovina still bears the deep scars of a war in which the country's Serbs and, later, Croats sought to create ethnically pure small states by killing or expelling people of other ethnicities. Subscribe Top Menu Current Issue. This past June, he was made a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, one of whose academicians served as "scientific chairman" of the First International Scientific Conference of the Valley of the Pyramids, which Osmanagich convened in Sarajevo in August Meanwhile, he isn't worried that what he's found does not mesh with current thinking.
Osmanagic first noticed the irregularly shaped hills on a trip to the town, located 18 miles north of Sarajevo, in April of Photos released by the media and made available on Osmanagic's website show a series of stone plates buried just beneath the top layer of soil and vegetation.
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Almost all of the scientific community have debunked Osmanagic's claims as pseudoscience. Osmanagic says the scientific community won't accept the facts.
Belief that this hill in Bosnia is an ancient pyramid is driven by New Age woo and pathological science. In fact, the European Association of Archaeologists published an official statement signed by the presidents and/or. The European Association of Archaeologists has said the Bosnian pyramid theory is not based on genuine science and has repeatedly.
A third pyramid, he says, is in the nearby hills.
Pyramid mania has descended upon Bosnia. And Europe was in the midst of an ice age 30, years ago, making the region uninhabitable.
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Enter your email address. Foreigners by the thousands have come to see what all the fuss is about, drawn by reports by the BBC, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and ABC's Nightline which reported that thermal imaging had "apparently" revealed the presence of man-made, concrete blocks beneath the valley.