Sunday, April 30, 2006

“I have a pyramid in my garden”

This is what people of Visoko tell a visitor. And more of, it is true. The authors of this daily report have been asked into neighbours backyards and shown the huge blocks of breccia-stone weighing 50 tons and more. These neatly cut and shaped blocks are just lying on the soil or sometimes covered by grass, but always visible. And cannot be denied. Someone must have cut them in a nearby quarry and shaped into cubic form – and transported to the site! But who and how? The Romans or Illyrians or medieval tribes?

Many of these gigantic stone blocks have been split in half and used as foundation walls for the Visoko houses. We could see the blocks used as basement foundations. Thresholds of the houses were built from the smaller slabs of the pyramid-steps and garden benches are still made of pyramid monoliths. Just walk through town and you will notice. People will ask you in and proudly show their stoneblocks.

All fotos and text by Gabriele Lukacs Vienna
www.magisch-reisen.at



the legend

Do you know the 500 years old legend of Visoko?
It says, when the turk soldiers came to Visoko, an old woman who lived near the hill of Visocica told them that under the hill is something "closed in two shells".

One of those shells is deposit and the rain irrigates it, the other is like an egg shell, thin and fragile, she told them also that nobody whose life is not devoted to guarding that what is under the hill shouldn´t live in the old town on the hill. And she also told them if the fragile shell is destroyed, it will destroy the valley and bring a disaster.

posted by Gabriele Lukacs / Vienna www.magisch-reisen.at

Saturday, April 29, 2006

A Perfect Triangle

The three pyramid shaped hills - the pyramid of the sun, the pyramid of the moon and the pyramid of the dragon, form a perfectly shaped triangle. What is in the center of this triangle? A secret?

First stone blocks discovered

April 18th, 2006. First stone blocks discovered.

Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 20th 2006. Archeologist Semir Osmanagic shows the excavation sites to Ahmet Hazipasic, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.




Underground Network of Tunnels

Initial excavations on 15 April have revealed a narrow entrance to what could be an underground network of tunnels.
On Friday, a team of rescue workers from a local coal mine, followed by archaeologists and geologists examined the tunnel, thought to be 2.4 miles (3.8km) long, going to the village of Ravne and ending next to the so called “fountain of the queen”. A natural spring with excellent drinking water. So I was told by Mr.Majid Avdicevic, who owns a house next to the well.
Local people all know the tunnels where they have played as kids. But thought of being medieval escape tunnels of the king`s fortress, these tunnels have never been excavated or even registered on maps. Now it has to be examined how old they really are.
The team found two intersections with other tunnels leading off to the left and right.
Their conclusion was that it had to be man-made.
"This is definetly not a natural formation," said geologist Nadja Nukic.
Satellite photographs and thermal imaging revealed two other, smaller pyramid-shaped hills in the Visoko Valley, which archaeologists believe the tunnels could lead to.
The Speleologist of the team, who has been in the tunnel, found a monolith and several other circular stones deep underground. He made a drawing which he showed me and hopefully will publish soon.
Report written by Gabriele Lukacs,


Dear Volunteer!

Dear Volunteer,


My name is Samra. I am currently working as a person responsible for foreign volunteers and I’ll be your contact person for further inquires.

We are grateful for your interest in a discovery of the first European pyramids, and pleased to inform You that there is place for You in this big project/archaeological adventure, we really try to find place and duty for everybody that shows interest for it. Good thing is – this is a start and there is enough place for everybody to come and visit and help in archaeological works and researches. Difficult reflection of the first phase of “digging up” pyramids, is that our donors are still not numerous and not covering our expenses in that amount that we could cover expenses of Your stay here (at least not for the first two months). What we can do is try to look for the best solutions, and offer you several of them, so it’s up to you to choose one.

We have an ample amount of local populace volunteering to help us out, tools to do the job with and people to feed us and clothe us, but we are still lacking the full complement of funds we have been pledged.

What we CAN do: If you would like to participate (and we hope you do), we will pick You up from the airport or bus/train terminal, and escort You to it on your trip back, also your work and transport to the pyramids is organized by us.

Also, we can provide you with food and beverage during your stay and work equipment(and countless hours of entertainment).

AND - You’ll be a pioneer, concurring a new and important discovery that will change the face of Europe and the World, forever.

Web site where You can find information about the flight to Sarajevo is www.airbosna.ba (some additional links that can be useful to You are on this web also).

About Your accommodation in Visoko – there are different solutions. There is motel called “Piramida sunca”, additional information about it You can find on www.motelpiramidasunca.co.ba. Single room is 20 €/per day. There are also other solutions, like rooms and houses that can be rented from local population. Rooms are approximately 10 € /per day. Let us know what solutions are You interested in.

Thank you for your interest and understanding, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Samra Koricic

E-mail: samra_koricic@yahoo.co.uk

Archaeological park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pyramids of Bosnia - Documentary Feature

The trailer for the documentary feature is online! The documentary is being produced by Butterflies and Bunnyrabbits' Writer/Producer Robert Huttinger and Producer Hutan Vahdani.

Pyramids of Bosnia - Trailer

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Welcome!

The 'Valley of Pyramids in Bosnia' blog is online!