Is There a Massive Pyramid in Bosnia?

Posted on May 2, 2006

Could the Visocica Hill, located in Visoko, Bosnia, actually be the world's largest pyramid? That's the theory of Semir Osmanagic who believes the pyramid is 722 feet high and created by the Illyrian's over 12,000 years go. Local archaeological findings included these stone balls. An report says tunnels have been found in the hill and geometrically cut stone blocks have been excavated from the hill.

Archaeologists and other experts began digging into the sides of the mysterious hill near the central Bosnian town of Visoko last week. On Wednesday, the digging revealed large stone blocks on one side that the leader of the team believes are the outer layer of the pyramid.

"These are the first uncovered walls of the pyramid," said Semir Osmanagic, a Bosnian archaeologist who studied the pyramids of Latin America for 15 years.

Osmanagic said Wednesday's discovery significantly bolsters his theory that the 2,120-foot hill rising above the small town of Visoko is actually a step pyramid -- the first found in Europe.

"We can see the surface is perfectly flat. This is the crucial material proof that we are talking pyramids," he said.

Osmanagic believes the structure itself is a colossal 722 feet high, or a third taller than Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza. The huge stone blocks discovered Wednesday appear to be cut in cubes and polished.

The article says there are also two others pyramid-shaped hills in the Visoko Valley.

Update 5-4-06: A Live Science article on says there are many archaeologists who are skeptical of Osmanagic and his discovery.

Photos released by the media and made available on Osmanagic's website show a series of stone plates buried just beneath the top layer of soil and vegetation. Despite the tests and pictures, some archaeologists aren't convinced by his claims.

"Clearly there are voids or something similar in the rock, but that is a long way from saying these are man-made," said Anthony Harding, president of the European Association of Archaeologists.

The only answer here is time will tell. Experts from Egypt are supposed to on the way to help. More information can be found at

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