Published on Jun 24, 2014

Semir Osmanagić has dubbed the Visočica hill the “Pyramid of the Sun”, and two nearby hills, identified from satellite and aerial photography, the “Pyramid of the Moon” (Plješevica hill) and the “Pyramid of the (Bosnian) Dragon” (another two, “Pyramid of the Earth” and “Pyramid of Love” have been mentioned in reports). Newspaper reports have quoted Osmanagić as stating that they were constructed by ancient Illyrian inhabitants of the Balkans as early as 12,000 BC. In an interview with Philip Coppens in Nexus (April–May 2006), Osmanagić attempted to clarify his previous statements, stating he was misquoted, and that they were most likely constructed by the Illyrians, who, according to Osmanagić, lived in the area from 12,000 BC to 500 BC, and that the pyramid was therefore most likely constructed between those two dates.

According to Osmanagić, the excavation has produced evidence of building blocks as well as tunnels. Additionally, Osmanagić states that he has found tunnels in the hillside which he interprets as ventilation shafts.

He believes the Mesoamerican pyramids and Egyptian pyramids are built by the same people as the Visočica hill, with the hill built last. However, upon further thought he has decided that this dating mechanism may not be reliable and has now announced Visočica hill could be “The mother of all Pyramids”, which he says would be corroborated by the existence of sacred geometry and further numerological study of messages left in the pyramid for future generations.

Osmanagić wishes to excavate in order to “break a cloud of negative energy, allowing the Earth to receive cosmic energy from the centre of the galaxy” according to Osmanagić, who also hopes that it will be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In October 2011 a Sarajevo court ended a four-year court case by giving permission for further investigation of Visočica hill.

According to Osmanagić, the dig involved an international team of archaeologists from Australia, Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom and Slovenia.

In 2007 a report by Egyptologist Nabil Mohamed Abdel Swelim was publicised by the Archaeological Park which said that the Pyramid of the Sun was the world’s largest pyramid. After two visits to Visoko he released a report in 2007 in which he concluded: “Arguments in favour or in disfavour have no effect on the fact that the pyramid concept and the properties are there for everyone to see”. However, in 2010 he released a report in which he clarified that he does not claim it is a man-made pyramid, but rather that he uses the term for any feature, natural or artificial, which is a geometric pyramid. He does not exclude the possibility it is man-made.