Five years on...
For the past two years or so, I haven’t been adding much online content to this site. Although this is partly because of lack of time, it’s also because I think that all the important points about Mr. Osmanagic’s pseudo-pyramids have now been covered. A modicum of critical thought, combined with even the most superficial study of the geology of the region, would enable any reasonable person to see that there is not a scrap of evidence for the claims made by Mr. Osmanagic and his colleagues, and that the “pyramids” formed by the hills of Visoko are simply the result of natural processes, geological features fascinating in their own right. There are many archaeological remains lying in and around these hills, traces of human occupation dating back at least 7000 years; but none of them have anything to do with Mr. Osmanagic’s archaeological fantasies.
Nevertheless, the subject of the “Bosnian pyramids” continues to generate frequent discussion, and no more so than during 2010. This was the year that saw Mr. Osmanagic’s Foundation organizing summer camps open to international volunteers, and jacking up the quantity of sensationalistic adverts (usually based on nothing more than flim-flam). It’s also the year that saw numbers of pro-“pyramids” supporters increasing on forums - not archaeological ones, where such arguments could be quickly derailed, but UFO and conspiracy forums, whose supporters are always on the look-out for great archaeological mysteries and hints of scientific skulduggery.
In this section of the site, therefore, I’ve made a list of some of the most notable “Bosnian Pyramid” events of 2010, including those that I think worthy of some clarification or brief analysis.