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An interesting article! Unfortunately, it seems that Professor Debertolis won’t be returning to the Ravne tunnel for the moment, as he has been forced to turn back at the Bosnian border because of a problem with Customs and Immigration.
But, bearing in mind Professor Debertolis’ links with the University of Trieste, and given that he has been insisting for weeks on the huge importance of the discovery, couldn’t one of his colleagues from Trieste have taken over? There are plenty of qualified people in the Archaeology Department; for instance, Prof.ssa Emanuela Montagnari Kokelj, who has published several articles on the pre-history and proto-history of Slovenia and Croatia. Surely she would be admirably qualified? If not her, then why not (even though their main area of expertise is Classical archaeology) this lady or this lady, or one of their colleagues?
At any rate, it looks as if you’ll be able to wear your hat for at least a while longer!
Hi Abacus, nice to hear from you again. Yes, you are right, it’s quite peculiar, if the SBRG project is actually an official project of Trieste University, that none of his colleagues archaeologists is involved in it... Similarly, it is also said that the Politecnico of Milan is officially involved, but no research activity is mentioned about Prof. Krasovec Lucas, even if the ’pyramids’ in Visoko would not be out of place, according to the SBRG, in the "Beni Culturali" area of research=3]...
Anyway, I hope that the unfortunate incident that prevented Prof. Debertolis to go back to Visoko will not stop the excavation of the "struttura" he found in the tunnel, I’m actually eager to see what it is! I haven’t eaten since Tuesday, in case I had to eat my hat, I’m beginning to be quite hungry :-(
Although it’s been some time since your article first appeared, I thought that readers who want to know more about ancient mines might be interested in this report about a large Roman copper mining operation at Munigua, in S. Spain, which has just (March 2017) come to light. Apparently, the Roman operation was a later one; mining work was first carried at the site about 4,000 years ago.