27 October 2005

Europe's first pyramid?

Not to rip from The Daily Show, but... Whaaaaa????

I was watching The Disco(very) Channel tonight and this story came up, with video and everything. They've found bricks, too! Huge ones! And all 20,000 years BEFORE the pyramids in Egypt. The BBC article I found has a snippet:

Bosnia's leading Muslim daily Dnevni Avaz writes excitedly about "a sensational discovery" of "the first European pyramid" in the central town of Visoko, just north of Sarajevo.

Excavations at a hill site above the town have been going on for several months and initial analyses "have confirmed the original claim that this is Europe's first pyramid and a monumental building, similar in dimensions to the Egyptian pyramids."

"The pyramid is 100 metres high and there is evidence that it contains rooms and a monumental causeway ... The plateau is built of stone blocks, which indicates the presence at the time of a highly developed civilisation," the daily explains.

"Archaeological excavations near the surface have uncovered a part of a wall and fragments of steps," it reveals.

"Visocica hill could not have been shaped like this by nature," geologist Nada Nukic tells the daily. "This is already far too more than we have anticipated, but we expect a lot more from further analysis," she concludes.


Blogger Lee H. said...

Whoa... now that's fascinating!

1:06 AM, October 28, 2005  

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