Excavations resume in Bosnia’s Valley of the Pyramids 14 April 2007
This week excavation work started once again at several sites in Visoko, to determine whether there are ancient pyramids in the valley. The work, driven by explorer Semir Osmanagic, is expected to last around 200 days. The Foundation, which is in charge of the excavation work, plans to begin excavating additional sites in order to speed-up the work to prove its hypothesis that there are ancient pyramids in Bosnia.
The sites currently being excavated have all been discovered as a result of the Foundation’s work within the valley; no previous excavation work had been carried out in this area. To date, the excavations have uncovered massive manmade blocks and paved areas that could be historic roads or pathways.
On the first day of this year’s excavations, representatives were present from more than 50 tourist agencies from nine countries around Europe. The agencies are preparing to work with the Foundation to encourage visitors during the new tourist season.
This year the Foundation will concentrate on the results of the geo-radar analysis, completed last winter by agencies from Germany (see image) and Serbia, to indicate where excavation work needs to be carried out.
The geo-radar report which was delivered to the Foundation last week showed a large number of anomalies below the ground, indicating that there are gaps beneath the ground at different levels. The Foundation therefore expects to find chambers and tunnels in these areas that will eventually lead to the heart of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun.
The other main site for the excavation work is at ‘Gornja Vratnica’, also just outside Visoko, where the site of a temple is currently being explored. The Foundation believes that this site could provide clues as to who may have built the Bosnian Pyramids.
Spring starts for the excavations 3 April 2007
Excavations at the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids are due to get underway again next week, 12 April, after the site remained covered during the winter months. The new programme of excavations for 2007 will be launched at a press conference in Sarajevo. The areas to be excavated will be based on a report based on geo-radar data gathered during a survey made during the winter at the site in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids. The excavation period will last for around 200 days. This year the Foundation expects experts from around the world to support the work, and thousands of volunteers to take part in the planned excavation work.
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