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Discovery of New Prehistoric Underground Tunnels at Bosnian Pyramids

Exclusive: Discovery of New Prehistoric Underground Tunnels at Bosnian Pyramids

Ten years of scientific and archaeological investigation of the Bosnian pyramids have brought many exciting moments as well as dramatic turnovers which are seeking the redefining of our knowledge about history.

One such breakthrough happened in April 2015. During the six-months of cleaning and passing through new sections of the prehistoric underground tunnels, which had been discovered some time ago, the employees of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation were faced with various difficulties. During the winter of 2014 and spring of 2015, they hardly won new meters of tunnel. In one moment, in February 2015, one branch of the tunnel which leads to the South, toward the Bosnian pyramid of Sun, ended with a huge rock.

We decided to go around the rock by using side passageways. Like many other tunnels which we already discovered, these were packed with fill-out material (gravel and sand). Two side passages, to the East and West, ended in conglomerate material after about ten meters. We tried one more direction but that one didn’t led us to the desired result as well.

Bosnian Pyramid Tunnel

Then we decided to go around a large rock by digging a tunnel around it. Employees carried out this activity carefully, constantly checking the stability of the material, and checking measurements of oxygen and carbon dioxide. After thirty meters, the rock was bypassed.

Discovery of New Tunnels

I was in Houston when they told me that they discovered a new tunnel behind the rock.  It was a new section, without any fill-in material, but was submerged underwater. I made the decision that workers should stop the work and wait for my return to Bosnia.

I formed a team of six members for the first scientific screening of the newly discovered sections.

This was not the first time that we had found open sections in which the human foot had not entered for a long period of time. It is a special feeling for every researcher and the moment when dreams come true.

Every time when the investigators have found prehistoric underground tunnels in Egypt, Mexico, China or Peru, those were often the world’s attractions and leading news which were shared across all media.

In our case, we have already explored many sections of tunnel made by intelligent hands in the distant past. So far, we have discovered 1,550 meters.

Exploration of the New Tunnels

The day of entry in the new section of the tunnel finally came. On April 30, 2015, with full protective equipment, rubber boots and waterproof suits, lamps, and compasses, we were ready for adventure. 

Working in the tunnels of the Bosnian Pyramid

The team consisted of the following members:

  • Dr. Sam Osmanagich, Discoverer and Principal Investigator of Bosnian Pyramids
  • Anela Preljević, B.C.in Archaeology (UCL London) and Foundation’s field archaeologist
  • Mejra Kozlo, B.C. in Geology and Foundation’s field geologist of Foundation
  • Engineer Osman Buza, assistant of Cantonal Minister for Economy
  • Jock Doubleday, videographer and PR Director of the Foundation
  • Edo Građan, employee of the Foundation

Working in the tunnels of the Bosnian Pyramid

We went to the left side, heading towards the West. The height of the tunnel is around 110-120 cm. We started walking in a bent over position. I led the team. The tunnel was filled with water 20 cm deep. In some places it reached 30 cm. We found three dry sections, without water. We were looking left and right, there weren’t side passages. On the pebble floor we did not see tools or artifacts. There were no traces of burning on either the walls or the ceiling. We found some interesting elongated pieces of stone that our archaeologist Anela took for analysis.

Finally, the tunnel ended. A dry section with pebbles at the end had a round pool fifty centimeters in radius and fifty centimeters in depth. The water was clear and clean. We gave the first statement to the camera and turned back. Osman and Edo measured the length of this part of the tunnel. It was 41 meters long.

Tunnel in the Bosnian Pyramid

We went back to the entrance. We agreed to visit a section in the opposite direction. I said to Jock to go first and to record while the water is clear. Behind him were Anela and Meira, then Osman, Edo and me. We moved to the East. After a few meters we came to the first intersection. It has led exactly in the direction of the South. I liked that because it is the direction of the Pyramid of Sun. The tunnel, which was open, ran for about three meters before being filled with gravel material to the ceiling. We were stopped there and took a photo.

In front of us was a continuation of the tunnel in the direction of the Northeast. The water level was deeper in this section, approximately 1 meter. Osman returned back, and we continued. After seventeen meters we came to a new crossroads. Our route was blocked by stone walls and then filled with material. An open section continued to the left, towards the East. The water was becoming deeper, and found its way into my boots.

Tunnel in the Bosnian Pyramid

We continued even though we were getting wet. The ceiling height was now about two meters. We walked slowly through the muddy, clay soil. The water was freezing. We came to a new crossroads. The tunnels were intersecting at 90 degrees. The side passages were blocked by stone walls, and then by gravel material. I comment to Anela:

“Now you have the opportunity to enter into a new section of the tunnel. You can see that is not true that our Foundation makes drywall tunnels or digs it, these are prehistoric tunnels.”

[Note: The Foundation had previously been accused of making the tunnels themselves.]

Bosnian Pyramid Tunnel

She agreed with me and gave a statement to Jock. Mejra joined her. We continued and after only a few meters we saw one more crossroads and again the side passages were blocked. One part of the dry wall was underwater, Anela commented. She recognized a difference in the compactness of the loaded material and conglomerates in which the tunnels were made.

Bosnian Pyramid Tunnel

We continued with the investigation. With every step it became harder to walk. After a few meters, we came to the end of the flooded parts of the tunnel. It ended with sandy ground. Anela spotted a piece of wood. Organic material! She took some samples.

Working in the Bosnian Pyramid

After a few minutes we turned back and headed for the exit. This time I measured the length of the tunnel. The branch which leads toward the East is 60 meters long. I gave information to the Mejra about the schedule of the side passages. The tunnel in the Northeast-Southwest direction is 17 meters long. The last section, which is oriented toward the West is nine meters long.

We summed up the total length of open, prehistoric section of tunnel. In total it has 127 meters. It is great information!

After two hours of investigation and adventures, we went outside. We changed our clothes and then took a photo of the organic material.

Archaeological Team of Bosnian Pyramids

Archaeological Team at the Bosnian Pyramids

In our minds we made a plan about what to do next with the tunnels. We want to clean up the tunnel that leads to the South, in a direction of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun. We need to bridge the nine meters of water, and make a barrier toward the rest of open tunnel.

One phase of investigation of tunnels is finished, and another just begins.

Map of the Tunnels of the Bosnian Pyramid

Our hypothesis that this is a labyrinth, which we have named ‘Ravne’, with countless tunnels and that you can always choose a direction of tunnel that will be clear, has been confirmed.

Video recording of expedition:

Images: All photographs courtesy of Dr Sam Semir Osmanagich, Ph.D.

By Sam Osmanagich

Comments

Do you believe ancients filled in the tunnels?

People are claiming that the archeologist researchers are digging the tunnels, while clearly being filled clearing looser material from pre-existing structures.

People wonder why the tunnels were blocked, and by whom, yet forget that tunnels in the Giza pyramids were blocked, and closed by hidden doors. Not to mention the narrow shafts.

The facts are fairly simple really. We are expected to discount the views of one group, while wholescale accept the views of a group. Except that the latter habitually lies about the Giza plateau pyramids, that discounts factual evidence about damage that is not sand nor rain but flowing water, that leaps on a few tools discovered as a means to date a building and assign it to a later Pharaoh who was at a time where Egypt was no longer rich enough to afford to build such a building, who is recorded as just fixing up an older run down building to appeal to the gods. Yet we should believe them?

Oh and wait, they assert that it's a tomb. Except that there's no evidence of it, no markings that suggest it to be (while all other tombs are heavily marked up and painted), and no evidence of a burial whatsoever. But yet we should believe them over the Bosnian discovery? It's madness really. The 'establishment' is merely a small group who decide what facts to overlook, what line to agree and then hound anyone out who doesn't agree. That's not science. But no, that's fine, you agree with them.

How safe is it for Serbs to come and stay at the Bosnian Pyramids. PLEASE tell me honestly.... Even though I was born in America I more so identify as Serbian.
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In the sane and rational world, this is called mining. This is a fantastical story only supported by imagination. It is interesting, but purely fantasy. Get real people. The truth is out there.

Totem, in your rational world where tunnels only exist where mined by modern hands, I presume you believe the Giza pyramids were just tombs. In spite of there being zero evidence of that. Simply because that's what a small group of people decided, to make sense of what they couldnt understand within their frame?

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