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August 03, 2010
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Evidence of pyramid
reported in Bosnia
Special to World Science
Archaeologists have unearthed
stone slabs that they say could be part of an ancient pyramid buried
under a huge hill in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Associated Press reported
Archaeologists began digging at Visoko, a central Bosnian town, last
week to explore a theory that the 2,120-foot hill covers a step pyramid,
which would be the first found in Europe.
“These are the first uncovered walls of the pyramid,’’ the news
agency quoted Semir Osmanagic, a Bosnian archaeologist who studied the
pyramids of Latin America for 15 years, as saying. “We can see the
surface is perfectly flat. This is the crucial material proof that we
are talking pyramids.”
Huge stone blocks discovered Wednesday appeared to be cut into cubes and
polished, according to the agency.
Osmanagic told the Associated Press that the structure will prove to be
722 feet high, or a third taller than Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.
“It is so obvious that the top of the blocks, the surface is
man-made,’’ the agency quoted Osmanagic as saying.
Earlier research on the hill, known as Visocica, found that it has
45-degree slopes pointing toward the cardinal points and a flat top,
according to the agency. Workers found a paved entrance plateau,
entrances to tunnels and large stone blocks, all under layers of dirt,
the report added.
Satellite photographs and thermal imaging revealed two other, smaller
pyramid-shaped hills in the Visoko Valley, according to the Associated
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