The Bosnian pyramid complex is a pseudoarchaeological notion to explain the formation of a cluster of natural hills in the area of Visoko in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Bosnian pyramids are older than the Egyptian pyramids and even older than the Neolithic era. Long back, a lake was found under these pyramids.

Even today, the lake has sterile clean water without any bacteria, algae, fungi, microorganisms, animals, or even moss and mud. Locals call the water of this lake the ‘living water’ because it purifies the body.

The pyramids are considered healing rooms where human body regenerates faster and illness disappear. Semir Osmanagić, also known as Sam Osmanagić, a Bosnian American businessman now based in Houston, Texas, has claimed that these hills are the largest human-made ancient pyramids on Earth

The hills are located near the town of Visoko, northwest of Sarajevo. The town was Bosnia’s capital during the Middle Ages, and ruins of a medieval fortress are located atop Visočica hill.

Given the defensive strategic value of hilltop locations, other civilizations built facilities at this site: the fortress was built over an old observation post of the Roman Empire, which, in turn, had been constructed on top of the ruins of a further more ancient settlement.

The hills are a type known as flatirons. Archaeological geologist Paul Heinrich of Louisiana State University has said that such formations are common throughout the world, for example, the so-called ‘Russian Twin Pyramids’ in Vladivostok, and there are many in the nearby region.

Curtis Runnels, an American expert on prehistoric Greece and the Balkans from Boston University, states that the inhabitants of the area, to whom Osmanagić credits the building of the ‘pyramids’, were a primitive people who were small in number and who “did not have the tools or skills to engage in the construction of monumental architecture.

Runnels has said that cultures able to build large structures of that type emerged in the region only around 2,500 years ago, but did not construct such earthworks.

He has also pointed out that a pyramidal shape is resistant to certain forces; it is a surviving, common form produced by natural causes.

Osmanagić claimed to have attracted 200,000 tourists in the first year of his operations at the site. In 2006 he was seeking funding from investors in Malaysia to construct an archeological park.

He also intended to establish parks around other landmarks which he claims as ancient monuments and scientists say are natural features. Attendance has declined somewhat at the Bosnian hills since the early years, but souvenir sellers say they still depend on the steady business.

Awareness Act / ABC Flash Point News 2020.

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27-10-20 21:50

Another tourist attraction in Europe to visit close to home?