Visočica


Visočica

Visočica is a hill in Bosnia and Herzegovina famous as the site of the Old town of Visoki as well the recent claim that it is a pyramid.

The 213 metre Visočica hill, upon which the Old town of Visoki was once sited, is roughly pyramid-shaped. The idea that it constitutes an ancient artificial edifice was publicised by Houston-based expatriate Bosnian author and metalworker Semir Osmanagić.

Old Town of Visoki

The Old Town of Visoki was a famous medieval royal castle town during the fourteenth century, located in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first mention of the town was on September 1, 1355, in the charter "in castro nosto Visoka vocatum" written by Tvrtko I of Bosnia while he was a young ban [ [http://www.aneks8komisija.com.ba/main.php?id_struct=6&lang=1&action=view&id=2409] Old town Visoki declared as national monument] . During the Ottoman occupation, both the castle and the town were severely damaged.

Bosnian pyramids

Visočica hill became the focus of international attention in October 2005, following a news-media campaign promoting the false idea that it is actually the largest of a group of ancient man-made pyramids, the so-called Bosnian pyramids.

Scientific investigations of the site show there is no pyramid. [ [http://subrosa.dailygrail.com/download.html Pyramid No More] , Sub Rosa, Issue 6, Oct 2006.] [ [http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba92/feat3.shtml The great Bosnian pyramid scheme] by Anthony Harding, British Archaeology November/December 2006] [John Bohannon, [http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/313/5794/1718 Mad About Pyramids] , Science Magazine, 22 September 2006.] Additionally, scientists have criticised the Bosnian authorities for supporting the pyramid claim saying, "This scheme is a cruel hoax on an unsuspecting public and has no place in the world of genuine science." [ [http://www.e-a-a.org/statement.pdf Declaration from the European Association of Archaeologists] , 11 Dec 2006]

References

See also

*Historic documents written in Visoki
*Visoko
*Visoko during the Middle Ages
*History of Bosnia and Herzegovina

External links

* [http://www.aneks8komisija.com.ba/main.php?id_struct=6&lang=1&action=view&id=2409 Old town Visoki becomes a national landmark] bs icon


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