Saturday, April 15, 2006

A European Pyramid ... or a big hill?

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Copyright Adi


The Bosnian Pyramid, Visocica Hill, is the first European pyramid to be discovered and is located in the heart of Bosnia, in the town of Visoko.

I just saw a bit on this on CTV Newsnet ... looks kind of interesting. I've done very little research on this yet, but it sounds fascinating. Pyramids in and of themselves AREN'T really anything to write home about ... they are the simplest form by which we can build REALLY big things, so it stands to reason that many early cultures would gravitate to the form when building monuments. Its not really a surprise that we see pyramids in Asia, in North and South America, in Africa, and in the Middle East.

The only surprising thing about European pyramids would be the question of who built them. While they are the 'simplest' way to build big things, it still takes a fairly complex civilization to build large ones. I'll be interested to read more about dating and artifacts found as time goes on ... I gather this summer will see extensive excavations. I welcome comments from anyone with more info on this.


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