(Article by Caroline Hurry first published on Travelwrite.co.za)

Are the oldest pyramids in central Bosnia? The evidence is compelling, writes Caroline Hurry

When Haris Delibasic offered to show “Professor Sam” a cave near his home in Visoko, 40km northwest of Sarajevo in 2006, little did he know how his personal paradigm would shift.

First, he learnt the hills framing his village were, in fact, four, vegetation-covered, 30 000-year-old pyramids, with an exact zero-degree north orientation. Then, the cave turned out to be the entrance to the “world’s most extensive underground network of tunnels”.

Senior guide Haris Delibasic inside the Ravne Tunnel network.

Professor “Sam” Semir Osmanagic, head of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s American University’s Anthropology Department and author of 15 books on ancient civilisations, discovered the Visoko pyramids in 2005 and knew the tunnels were there … somewhere.

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“When I showed him the cave, he started excavations the next day and more tunnels emerged within 72 hours of clearing,” recalls Delibasic, senior guide at the dig, now in its 11th year.

Delibasic believes the tunnels could stretch for hundreds of kilometres.

One of the tunnels inside the Ravne tunnel network.

“An advanced civilisation with technology far superior to anything we have today, built these tunnels within a single generation by hollowing out the post-glacial conglomerate for 3,8km in eight directions – linking the Sun, Moon, Love, and Dragon pyramids. After digging out the tunnels, they added pebbles, quartz crystal, and limestone to the excavated conglomerate to build the pyramids,” he says.

We are sitting in the Ravne tunnel network’s “healing chamber” 2,5 km from the Sun pyramid, which at 220 metres, is a third higher than Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Indeed, the Visoko valley’s ancient name was Egipat, which means Egypt.

View of the Visoko village from halfway up the Sun pyramid.

Earlier my husband and I had climbed the Sun pyramid, which affords a great view of Visoko below. The massive concrete blocks that cover all sides beneath the vegetation looked impressive. Independent analysis from five European universities confirms the material is five times stronger and more resistant to water than any man-made concrete today.

I’m feeling ever so rejuvenated thanks to all the negative ions generated by an egg-shaped 8 000kg monolith – one of three – found in the chamber. Analysis by the Institute for Nuclear Physics in Zagreb proved the 35 000-year-old quartz monolith covered in man-made ceramic, generates ultra-sound frequencies and magnetic energies. Varying ceiling heights further circulate the airflow throughout the network of tunnels.

An ancient egg-shaped 8 000kg monolith – one of three – found in the healing chamber of the Ravne tunnel network

Comments Delibasic: “No way were pyramids used as burial places. The ancients, who knew the secrets of frequency, used pyramid energy to advance human health, so it can’t ever have been a place for dead people.”

An ultrasound beam with a 10-metre radius and 28-33 kHz frequency has been measured coming from the top of the Sun pyramid.

Souvenir sellers outside the Bosnian pyramids

Says Delibasic: “This would have made it the Earth’s biggest antenna but the tunnels were filled in with soft sand around 4 600 years ago, effectively putting the pyramid on “standby” with just 3% of its capacity. Perhaps this was to prevent the technology falling into the wrong hands.”

Mainstream scientists can scoff if they like. The Bosnian government intends to keep digging.