I'll quote from the bottom -- the introduction. There is already a new article "Of closets, skeletons and rolling stones" at the top of the blog.
The first visitors to this blog will need no particular introduction. The information that will be presented here is about the phenomenon of the
so-called ‘Bosnian pyramids’. It is not just an archaeological or a geological phenomenon, as its producers would have you believe. It's more of
a contemporary sociological and anthropological phenomenon of a whole society being manipulated into embracing pseudo-science as a patriotic duty and
a civilizational value.
Imagine for a moment. The British Museum has its ceiling collapse for the second time in one year. Some of its most valuable and unique collections
are in grave danger. The Museum's Library is closed because there’s no money to pay for heating and maintenance. The lack of adequate heating in
winter poses another danger to the Museum artefacts. The British Minister of Culture not only does not hand in a resignation, but does not even give a
public statement. At the same time, the Ministry of Culture and the British Parliament, along with several other government bodies and state-owned
companies, donate hundreds of thousands of euros to a group of New Age followers who are digging up Stonehenge and claiming that the site hides
remains of a 27.000 years old civilization. British politicians – instead of trying to save the British Museum or to protect the British historical
and cultural heritage and values – try to convince the UNESCO that these New Age claims are rooted in scientific evidence.
Imagine what an episode of Monty Python that would be.
And now for real. On September 6, the ceiling of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina collapsed for the second time in the last twelve months.
The damage from the first incident earlier this year has not yet been treated because of lack of money. The second incident threatens not only the
existence of the valuable artifacts, but also the entire existence of this Bosnia-Herzegovina's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The
Bosnian Culture Minister does not resign and does not even issue a public statement. Instead, his Ministry hands out an emergency sum of money, which
is not sufficient to meet even the damage from the first incident.
Other government bodies, responsible for directing allocated budget for financing and maintining the National Museum – such as the Ministry of Civil
Affairs and the Council of Ministers – do not even address the issue. Several of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural institutions, including the
National Museum, even had to announce a law suit against the Council of Ministers for not giving them the money that has already been allocated by the
budget and that sits in the government bank accounts.
Let me repeat that – our scientific and cultural institutions have to sue our own government for not giving them the money that our budget provides
for these institutions.
Simultaneoulsy, the director of the Pyramid Project, Mr. Semir Osmanagic, recently tells a Croatian newspaper that his project costs 50.000 euros per
month. These costs are largely met by tens of thousands of Bosnian convertible marks (2KM=1€) from the government budget and are poured into the
Bosnian Pyramid Project through donations by government bodies such as the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Foreign Trade Chamber, the cantonal
Ministries of Culture, municipal funds, state-owned companies (e.g. BH Telecom), etc.
Imagine what a scandal that should be. But for some reason, it is not. For some reason, it is considered a patriotic duty to accept the certain demise
of the existing historical and cultural heritage of our country and to exchange it for a fake.
This blog will bring English translations and summaries of months of analyses, information gathering and photos from articles published in BCS* by the