Enquête sur les pyramides de Bosnie et quelques autres cas de pseudo-archéologie
Article published on 1 April 2007
I received this morning some news that will, if confirmed, make me totally change my opinion about Visoko site and its interpretations by Mr. Osmanagic’s Foundation. The news, at the time when I’m writing, has still not been published on the Foundation website, but it was communicated to the people who signed in for the Foundation newsletter, so that I guess it will be published very soon. What is this news? It appears that a group of children from the village of Dautovci, West of Buci hill - the so-called "pyramid of the Dragon" -, have accidentally discovered, near the top of this hill, an archaeological site of great value.
The children’s attention have first been drawn by a series of engravings, accentuated by a kind of "ochre", made on an outcroping sandstone slab just below the top of the hill:
and showing, as it seems, a scenery with fishing men:
A few meters below, they have discovered the entry to a cave or tunnel, partially collapsed, and on one side of this tunnel (which, contrary to the Ravne tunnel, does not seem to be dig in conglomerate but in a very hard sandstone), they have noticed this extraordinary carving:
The details cannot leave any doubt about its artificial origin, it is actually a carving of a fish, about one meter long, where can be perfectly seen the details of the head and of the back fin:
It seems that the discovery was made at the beginning of last week; the Foundation was immediately informed about it, and a research team composed, among others, of Mr. Muris Osmanagic and Mr. Ahmed Bosnic, with the help of Mr. Enver Hasic who could ascertain the stability of the tunnel walls, have been able to excavate all this week the ground of the accessible part of the tunnel. Contrary to the other tunnels explored until now, where no undeniable artifact has been found, here the team have discovered a real treasure of stone, bone and ivory objects which are all, without any exception apparently, representing marine animals, especially fishes. The Foundation newsletter gives some examples of these artifacts:
The objects still have to be dated, but it is evident that the Foundation has really found something exceptional. In the newsletter received this morning, Mr. Semir Osmanagic comments on this discovery, saying that it is a dazzling confirmation of his hypothesis: "All of this is proof that what we have here is really a powerful worldwide maritime civilization, and that the pyramids are really some cult objects, probably for the worship of an oceanic deity. These fishermen on the pyramid of the Dragon - that we will rename the "pyramid of the Fish" - were thus paying obeisance to their ancestors from beyond the seas - the Atlanteans". Mr. Osmanagic also claims that, due to this discovery, his ideas of a gigantic flood in the valley of Visoko 12000 years ago cannot be doubted anymore, as is also shown by another finding made in the tunnel entry, of an iron ring that could have been used for nothing other than the tying of boats:
"We will not only re-write the history of all humanity, but also the entire planet geology", Mr. Osmanagic claims; he however admits that the "official" geologists are not ready to accept his theories and to discard all their previous works.
I must admit that all these discoveries have strongly shaken my anterior convictions, and that I now think that Mr. Osmanagic really has found something quite revolutionnary. The most impressing, among the findings in this "pyramid of the Fish", is in my opinion this extraordinary mechanism, found in a perfect state inside the tunnel:
According to the Foundation (but no photograph of the other face of the artifact is shown), this object comprises a mechanism as complicated as the one found in Antikythera; the use of this mechanism is not presently known, but, according to Mr. Osmanagic, it could have been used for the measurement of the energetic exchanges between Earth and a planet in Orion constellation (both planets being symbolized by the circled black spots), and that interpretation could be confirmed by the undulating shape of some elements of the mechanism.
To end with this fantastic discovery, the Foundation newsletter mentions a last element, a small ivory plate engraved with symbols very similar to the proto-bosnian symbols found on the Ravne tunnel monoliths:
Mr. Muris Osmanagic, who carefully studied the proto-bosnian alphabet, considers that these symbols are less old than the ones on the monoliths, and offers a possible deciphering based on Mr. Paulo Stenkel’s works on Glozel writing. According to him, this script, probably not complete, could be translated as: "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"
For the edification of the English-speaking reader, I must precise that, in France, April Fools’ Day is usually marked with fishes - "poissons d’avril" (for instance paper fishes that one will put on his friends’ back). Ought we see there some coincidence with the proto-bosnian cult of the Atlantean fish described in this article?
PPS: The above petroglyphs come from the Norvegian site of Alta; the carved salmon can be found in the Abri du Poisson at Les Eyzies in France; all the engraved pieces come from Paleolithic sites in the South-West of France, you can find them and much more on the Joconde base of the French Ministry of Culture.