It’s been a few weeks now since I’ve updated this blog, and in that time I’ve decided to create a recurring column I’m gonna call “DIG IT” for now, in which I’ll take a look at some off-the-beaten-path megalithic sites and other various sites of antiquity and prehistory.
The first site I’ll be exploring in this column will not be the one nearest and dearest to my heart, the Cahokia mounds. Instead, I’ll be taking a look at perhaps the most recent discovery of all: The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids.
The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun
When thinking of ancient pyramids, most folks will likely immediately conjure images of the pyramids at Giza, or perhaps the scores of Central American structures, but in the years to come I hope we begin to put Bosnia in the picture as well. While visiting the region in 2005, Mayan expert Dr. Semir Osmanagich noted that a mountain in Visoko, Bosnia resembled a pyramid. Upon closer scrutiny, he observed that it met all the mathematical requirements of other ancient pyramid sites, and further that the pyramid he initially saw was not the only one in the valley. The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids contains 5 megalithic structures and a mound:
- Pyramid of the Sun
- Pyramid of the Moon
- Pyramid of the Dragon
- Pyramid of the Earth
- Bosnian Pyramid of Love
- Vratnica Tumulus (mound)
Where the Egyptian pyramids were potentially made of stones cast of limestone polymer, samples taken from the Bosnian pyramids reveal them to be made of a polymer consisting of ingredients found nearby. For ages the theory that the pyramids were made of large quarried blocks dominated the narrative and potentially misguided attempts to deduce how they were built, but in recent years the theory that the blocks were cast, on site, in molds has started to gain traction.
Those who dismiss and disregard the claims of pyramids tend to latch on to Dr. Osmanagich’s potentially misguided claims of them being burial mounds, despite there being no bodies associated with the sites. I too am skeptical of this specific claim, as well as reports of any feelings of healing or any indications of the purpose of the pyramids.
Some claim that these are natural hills that just happen to have a pyramidal shape, and that Dr. Osmanagich and his team are shaping the hills into what they want them to be.
Detractors also tend to dismiss them being pyramids by him not knowing the origins, who built them, how they made them, etc. As far as I’m concerned, we don’t have that solved for the Egyptian pyramids, or any other pyramids around the globe, so I don’t find that to be a valid detraction.
Many also are quick to claim Osmanagich is not a professional archaeologist. While I am in no position to argue his professionalism or qualifications I am inclined to agree that these ARE pyramids. I liken the situation to when I was able to accurately “diagnose” myself with the somewhat rare condition of prolactinoma, a diagnosis that was later validated and then adequately treated by professionals.
So far I have yet to see any refutation of the measurements and astronomical alignment and relationships between all the sites. I do my best to remain skeptical of anything I look into, and try to keep what is clearly observable separated from what is purely conjecture and still find myself agreeing with the conclusion that these are pyramids. I, like many others, am skeptical of some of the Dr. Osmanagich’s more outlandish claims but him being wrong about some things doesn’t dismiss the entirety of the site.
Throughout history there has typically been great resistance to most discoveries that would change what we think we understand and know about the history of Earth and it’s inhabitants. Often, the pioneers of these developments were not venerated until decades or centuries after their deaths, and one day historians will likely look back upon Dr. Osmanagich in a similar fashion.
Having now breached the topic of the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids, I will be making separate entries for most of the specific sites here, and will continue to look into them and absorb information. I’m anticipating making the individual entries a bit more in depth, addressing the unique characteristics of each one as well as what they all have in common. I’ve included a couple of links below from a couple different perspectives.