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The foundation will also focus on supporting the exploration of iron rings and Bosnian stone balls


‘One of my friends was a teacher in Brcko in the 70's. Her colleague, a geography professor, had an interest in strange phenomena and once told his colleagues about Black Caves on Majevica. He described a massive megalith with metal rings that he had found at the entrance to one of the caves. He believed that it remained from an age-old port, when the water still reached those heights. To prove his point, he took a group of teachers and students to the caves.

My friend, who now lives in Sarajevo, described what she saw during that visit:

“At the entrance to one of the caves stood a massive monolith with metal rings hanging on extensions that were inserted into the monolith, each ring was about 40 cm in diameter and attached in such a way that we were unable to take any out, not to move them.

We could not see how the metal extensions that held the rings were attached to the megalith. Nor could we ascertain how the rings had been attached to the holders as there were no signs of joints or welds on the rings, nor any other visible sign of the rings being joined - they made one compact circle without beginning or end.

The rings were coarse and they could not conclude if they had been made like that, or whether it some kind of ornament or even ideograms. The rings were covered in black corrosion but in places the shine of steel was visible and appeared to be a high quality steel alloy. There were several metal rings in the holders, although I am not sure how many.

On the megalith itself, below the line of rings, were deep horizontal grooves. We supposed the grooves were from the ropes that went around the monolith and were tied to the rings.

The walls of the cave were full of fossilised shells. The floor was also full of shells which were not attached to the stone and not fossilized. The biology professor, who was present, said that they were seashells and that such shells did not exist in the local Sava river. This tells us that there have been two aquatic periods, completely separated by large intervals of time.”

‘She also told me of a massive spine that her husband had found on the Sava riverbed, which he used as a chair. He is a veterinarian by profession and took it to his anatomy professor for examination but they could not establish what animal it came from and unfortunately, the spine went missing during the last war.‘She was also present when they found gigantic rib cages, again in the river Sava, during low tide. As the ribs and the spine were not fossilized it seemed they were not very old, yet animals of such size and proportions do not exist in the river Sava today.’

This text is taken from Semir Osmanagic’s book (Bosanska Piramida Sunca),

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