Since the original thread has scrolled off the top page, I'm going to link and then bring up the latest on the site.
In October 2005, Mr. Semir Osmanagić, (who is in the USA under the name "Sam Osmanagic) put out a sensationalized press release saying that the
hills around Visochica in Bosnia were actually pyramids that dated to 12,000 BC or even earlier. He claimed they were built by an ancient
Shortly after his announcement and release of pictures, critics popped up saying that his technique was bad and what he was excavating was natural
stone formations and not pyramids. As experts began showing up and saying, "no... that's just a hill", a war of experts began.
The town of Visochica began to get lots of tourists. A theme park was planned.
Osmanagic claimed Hawass sent an Egyptologist... Hawass and the Egyptian embassy said they sent no such person and that the person working for
Osmanagic has no such credentials. Two archaeologists who had answered Osmanagic's original employment opportunity posting suddenly found Osmanagic
bandying about their names as his experts.
More furor followed.
More visits by academics and professionals ensued. The verdict was "it's a hill." The mayor of the town of Visochica demanded that the scoffers'
academic titles be stripped and their diplomas ripped up.
Osmanagic invites Dr. Colette M. Dowel and Dr. Robert Schoch (very sympathetic professionals with real degrees who research "anomalies") to spend a
month there. He makes quite a big fuss over this.
Colette wrote first -- obviously disappointed and disillusioned and it was clear from her writing that she had found some fraud and other problems and
she now no longer believed the structures were pyramids: www.dailygrail.com...
Osmanagic's response was vitrolic and he seemed to be trying to turn it into a political issue ("They're doing it because they don't want to see
the wonderful nation of Bosnia elevated to world importance" is the sum of his rant in that aspect) :
Schloch has now released part of HIS response. His verdict? "No pyramids."
I don't know when his final report will be offered, but I expect another shriek from Osmanagic any day now.
Our original discussion:
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