Thursday, April 20, 2006

Bosnian Pyramid

A hill looked a little too symmetrical so some people started poking around and found out it was a buried pyramid.

Sploid has a good article about it.

As is common throughout the world, Balkan towns tend to be built atop older settlements. The Visoko of today was built over a medieval village, and the old fortress on the hilltop was constructed above an ancient Roman fortress, which was itself built over an even older Illyrian settlement.

The Balkans have been home to many different cultures and nationalities. After Neolithic tribes, the mysterious Illyrians ruled the land. (Modern-day Albanians are descendents of Illyria.) Greeks, Thracians, Macedonians, Magyars, Romanies, Romans, Scythians, Celts, and Visigoths are some of the other better-known inhabitants. Slavic tribes moved there in the 6th Century B.C.E., from somewhere around present-day Poland.

The current mix was completed when the Islamic Ottoman Empire took over the Balkans in the 14th Century, bringing Islam and Turkish blood to the region.

Situated at the fulcrum of east meets west, the Balkans have always been a hotly contested region of real estate. A certain older Polish guy I know told me his theory for how to get them to stop fighting over it. Nuke it off the face of the earth. I think he's mistaken, however. They'd still fight over it, nuclear wasteland or not. I don't want to get bogged down in talk of warfare though.

It turns out there are other pyramids in Europe. Greece has 16 that predate the famous Egyptian pyramids. And there are other suspicious hills in that same Bosnian town, connected by tunnels. Cool, huh?


At 14/7/06 06:45, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pyramids are there , and that is real. - I have seen the dig places.

F*ck the country with no piramyd !!!


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