Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bosnian Pyramids: Great Discovery or Colossal Hoax?

The pyramids could be upwards of 12,000 years old, Osmanagic has deduced, based on geological knowledge of the area. That is a main point of contention for specialists concerned with the archaeology in the Balkan region.

"Europe was in the late Upper Paleolithic at this point and no one was building anything except flimsy huts," Harding said.

(Via Unknown Country.)

4 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

I have to say, Osmanagic does sound like a "crank." (That does not autiomatically make him wrong, of course.)

Emperor said...

I have to say I am unimpressed. While I'd dearly love it to be a pyramid the photos that have emerged have me less confident of what it is.

Fingers crossed but...

Mac said...

I've been watching the drama unfold, waiting, I suppose, for something obviously artificial. So far I haven't seen it and I'm beginning to doubt I will -- although I've no doubt that Osmanagic will.

Osmanagic indeed sounds like a crank and an opportunist; hopefully, if he's dead-wrong, he won't do too much irreparable damage to the field.

W.M. Bear said...

Whichever way this plays out, it strikes me that it will still be instructive for Mars anomalistics/planetary SETI research, although I'm not totally clear yet exactly how.