| 1 July 2007
Bosnian 'pyramid' loses funding
The Ministry of Culture of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina wants to put an end to the funding of the project 'Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun.' Numerous politicans have given support to the research in Visoko, formerly a royal town. Experts have protested and the people find all this interesting. However, Culture Minister Gavrilo Grahovac decided to shut down the source of funding, because this was not a serious archaeological research. The credibility of the people who collaborated on the project was 'unreliable' and they have published their findings that were kept away from the experts. The scientific research team has proved that the hill Visocica is a natural geological formation and its relief is the consequence of natural tectonic movement.
Before coming to this conclusion, the Ministry consulted with the B-H Academy of Arts and Sciences, the committee for the preservation of national monuments, the Archeological Museum, the Tuzla Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering, and the Federal Geology Institute.
The head of the foundation, Semir Osmanagic, has accused his detractors of having spent the last year amending the law and increasing the protected zones on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun 98 times and making excavations on the pyramid impossible. "They are continuing to put pressure by threatening federal and cantonal ministries not to finance or cooperate with the foundation and its projects related to protection of the cultural legacy of Bosnia and Herzegovina," the foundation points out.
Source: Javno (11 June 2007)
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