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Originally posted by Marduk
Well Dr Robert Schoch has now got a few pages on his website dedicated to showing Osmaganic up for a con man or a deluded fool
i had to laugh though when he said
Having more than a casual interest in ancient pyramids (after all, I am the author of two books focusing on pyramids: Voyages of the Pyramid Builders, and Pyramid Quest),
i.e. Robert Schoch is not a pyramidologist, egyptologist or any kind of historian
his claim in "voyages of the pyramid builders" that there was a race of super advanced masons travelling the world building pyramids who had originated on the now sunken land of sundaland was laughable
The redating of the Sphinx is one of the few cases of hard evidence for a alternative timeline to history.
Originally posted by Doug Weller
No association or society has ever endorsed Robert Schoch's ideas, and that isn't what happens to anyone at such meetings. I don't know about the AAAS one, but the Geological one was a situation in which he had a stall in a large hall with other people's stalls, and people could drop by and look at the display and discuss it.
Fair enough. No one officially endorsed him, but the reception was not hostile. Apprently it was encouraging.
looks way too much to be dug only for hoax.
Originally posted by vietifulJoe
Tunnel is not hoax. How old its only the question. There were some scripts that claimed that tunnels existed and were very long, but there is no evidence of any mining activity in that region whatsoever.
I don't believe that tunnel is old as Osmanagic is claiming, but I do believe it's much older then current history likes to claim. Don't forget this region was inhabited much before first European civilizations.
Originally posted by Essan
Originally posted by Donner
Is it just me or does anyone notice a frightening lack of... well... control in this 'excavation'?
geologist Aly Abd Alla Barakat, who was said to be from the Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority. According to the stories, Barakat declared that the hill was indeed a pyramid, though a "primitive" one. Was Barakat there officially? What was his expertise? The news stories said that he was "sent by Cairo" (Reuters, June 5) and that he was an "expert in pyramids" (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 2). Barakat, we were told, had sent his report to Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, who had "recommended him to the foundation leading the excavation work" (Agence France-Presse, June 12). Taking it all together, you might believe that Barakat had been dispatched by Dr. Hawass. Could that be true?
Unable to confirm any of this, I asked Dr. Hawass directly. Concerning Barakat, he states: "Mr. Barakat, the Egyptian geologist working with Mr. Osmanagic, knows nothing about Egyptian pyramids. He was not sent by the SCA, and we do not support or concur with his statements." The supposed pyramid, Dr. Hawass says, is "evidently a natural geologic formation" and that "Apart from its general outline, this hill bears absolutely no resemblance to the Egyptian pyramids." He concludes that, "Mr. Osmanic's theories are purely hallucinations on his part, with no scientific backing."
The latest news story from Bosnia quotes two volunteers (said to be archaeologists): "We still don't know about the date, we don't have any artefacts, we don't know who and why built up this construction.
"Not any evidence at all has been found," says Harding, quoted by the Associated Press. "I've seen the site, in my opinion it is entirely natural." But the same article, widely carried with slight variations (here is one example), still describes Osmanagic as "the amateur Bosnian archaeologist who has been investigating Latin American pyramids for 15 years." The conclusions reached by him, that the Maya originally came from outer space, identify the kind of researcher Mr. Osmangic is, but that's ignored by the reporter