Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bosnian Pyramids = Bullshit

The "Bosnian Pyramids" story has been picked up by some otherwise reputable news sources, none of which apparently bothered to do their research into the "discoverer" of said pyramids, Semir Osmanagic. But thankfully there's Archaeology Magazine Online to mercilessly skewer the poor bastard.
by Mark Rose

Frenzied reporting of supposed pyramids in the Balkans ignores the truth and embraces the fantastic.

The world's oldest and largest pyramid found in Bosnia? It sounds incredible. The story has swept the media, from the Associated Press and the BBC, from papers and websites in the U.S. to those in India and Australia. Too bad that it is not a credible story at all. In fact, it is impossible. Who is the "archaeologist" who has taken the media for a ride? Why did the media not check the story more carefully? ARCHAEOLOGY will address these questions in depth in our next issue, July/August, but for now let's at least put the lie to the claims emanating from Visoko, the town 20 miles northwest of Sarajevo where the "Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun" is located.
In short, Semir (Sam) Osmanagic is a stark raving crystal wearin' Chariots Of The Gods style new-age crackpot. This can clearly be seen in his book, The World Of Teh Maya!1!! , conveniently available for free, online, if anyone cares. 

I googled Bosnian Pyramids, and found this:
http://www.bosnianpyramids.org/  -And lo and behold, every single page and article is a brand new facepalm. There's comedy gold in some of the forum posts however:

Messenger of Truth

According to http://www.geocities.com/area51/orion/3781/pyramids.html Spain holds Europe's first discovered pyramid but their government does not want to make that claim. Anyways, there are many more pyramids yet to be discovered.


Im going to pin every single pyramid location on a map and see if there is a pattern.

Posted by These Are Not Europe's First Pyramids! on 2006-05-01 20:06:55 (updated: 2006-05-01 23:02:02)

It's not tiles, Semir, they're rocks.  The man seriously needs to consult a geologist.  The last thing he got all excited about were OMFG MYSTERIOUS  Bosnian stone balls!! 


sheryy said...

I've read an interesting article on http://www.bosnian-pyramid.net
about the corners of the pyramid. It would be an easy way to proof
quickly the existence, but they dig near the corners but not the
corners. Then they've dug something on the top of it, but not the
top!? I've seen some pictures on that really let me think again about
this whole thing. Every day I believe less in this mystery.

Xtopher42 said...

Yeah, it's amazing what some people will believe. In my opinion, this guy's been thoroughly discredited.