April 14, 2006 by Joseph Krohn
Scientists in the Bosnian city of Visoko have begun excavating a site that is believed to hold Europe’s first known pyramids. The pyramids have not been uncovered yet, but satellite images of the area show three pyramid-shaped hills about 650 metres high. They have been named the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon and the Dragon and are believed to be 2000 years old. Early excavations show what appears to be a network of tunnels several kilometres long that connect the pyramids. Several Bosnian archaeologists and local miners descended into one of the tunnels early Friday morning hoping it would lead them to the gates of the pyramid site. “We are going to prove that man made objects of stone blocks, and stone plates were used in building the pyramid,” said archaeologist Semir Osmanagic.
Osmanagic, a 45-year-old Bosnian who now lives in Houston, discovered the site last year after spending 15 years studying pyramids in Latin America. He saw some odd-shaped hills in his Bosnia homeland that resembled the hills that had covered pyramids in Latin America. He started to dig and soon uncovered a paved entrance plateau, underground tunnels and stone blocks which he believes are lying under a natural hill, shaped in the form of a pyramid built by an ancient civilization. No pyramids are known to exist in Europe, and there is no evidence any ancient civilization there ever attempted to build one.