The world’s oldest pyramids discovered? According to Semir Osmanagic, author and amateur archaeologist, he has discovered the oldest pyramids in the world: at the heart of Bosnia, near the town of Visoko. The three pyramidal shaped hills may not be hills, or are they?
The largest, the Pyramid of the Sun, based on geologic dating, outdates the pyramids of Giza by 27,000 years. However, at the same time there is very little evidence of natural process.
The issue here is simply that neither geology or archaeology can prove either. The facts do not add up. On one hand you have the geologic dating that places these Bosnian pyramids 27,000 years prior to those of Giza and an absent explanation for their shape.
As reported by Collin Woodward in Smithsonian Magazine, Paul Heinrich, an archaeological geologist at Louisiana State University, explained “The landform [Osmanagich] is calling a pyramid is actually quite common. They’re called ‘flatirons’ in the United States and you see a lot of them out West…There are hundreds around the world including the ‘Russian Twin Pyramids’ in Vladivostok.” The so called pyramid is composed of alternating layers of conglomerate, clay, and sandstone, just like all the other mountains in the area.
According to past studies, a 30,000-year-old tunnel network connects the three alleged pyramids. The existence of these tunnels is no secret. The former Yugoslav Army was well aware of their existence – records suggest they were known even during the Austro-Hungarian occupation. Across the Web, there are several accounts that say these tunnels have traces of ancient writing: “Each branch of tunnels are ventilated every 30 meters and contain sandstone monoliths engraved with symbols of an ancient writing system” (MysteryPile). I have yet to see a single photo of these “spectacular” monuments and writing system. Are these tunnels truly as old as media has led us to believe? As Collin Woodard said, “During that time Europe was under a mule-think sheet of ice and most of humanity had yet to invent agriculture.”
As many may have read, MysteryPile claims: “Recently, about one mile away from the Bosnian Pyramids, scientists discovered a very large sign composed of six letters similar to the ancient writings found inside the tunnel systems. Each letter is approximately one mile long and nearly 800 meters wide and the meaning of the word is up for debate.” Sounds pretty incredible but media outlets don’t seem to share visual evidence of such finds. Abundant discoveries occurred after the announcement of the oldest pyramids in the world: a 12,000-year-old “burial mound”, a stone with curative powers, a magnetic field atop the Pyramid of the Sun (Mount Visocica), and even the possible third pyramid dubbed Pyramid of the Dragon.
Bosnians have embraced Osmanagic’s hypotheses but the scientific material available to the public has not. Professor Ata Rahman, a geologist from Austin Community College, shares these sentiments. He could not provide information about the subject due to lack of accessible materials.
The implications of the site and its potential impact on history are out of this world: either our entire timeline is wrong [and erosion at Giza may finally be accepted as a relevant source for dating giving it an age of over 6,000 years old] or the Bosnian Pyramids are a hoax.
Melanie E Magdalena