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« on: April 16, 2016, 03:37:42 pm »

Giant stone sphere found in Bosnian forest
Posted on Tuesday, 12 April, 2016




What ancient secrets lie within Bosnia's forests ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Snezana Trifunovic
The huge sphere, which measures around 5ft across, is thought to be evidence of an ancient civilization.
Discovered near the Bosnian town of Zavidovici, the peculiar object has caught the attention of archaeologist Semir Osmanagic whose previous efforts to uncover pyramids in Bosnia's Visoko Valley back in 2005 have earned him something of a reputation as a real-life Indiana Jones.

The newly unearthed sphere, far from being a unique specimen, is actually believed to be one of a large collection of similar artifacts found scattered throughout the region over the centuries.

Sadly though most of the others ended up being destroyed by amateur treasure hunters in the 1970s due to a rumor suggesting that there was a cache of gold hidden inside them.

    What on earth is that big fat round thing! #SemirOsmanagic #StoneBall #Bosniahttps://t.co/yjFAhJL3C5 pic.twitter.com/4a4elPw0ej
    India Today (@IndiaToday) April 12, 2016


Osmanagic maintains that the spheres are what's left of an ancient civilization that existed over 1,500 years ago however there remains some doubt over whether they are even man-made.

Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences for instance believes that the spheres are a naturally occurring phenomenon caused by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains."

Further analysis will likely be needed however before it will be possible to know for sure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/11/mysterious-giant-sphere-unearthed-in-forest-divides-opinion/
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 03:41:21 pm »

Giant Rock Sphere Linked to Mysterious Civilization?
Apr 14, 2016 03:15 PM ET // by Discovery News
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Suad Keserovic poses as he measures a stone ball in Podubravlje village near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 11, 2016.

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Bosnia’s “Indiana Jones” of archaeology claims to have found a massive, mysterious sphere embedded in the ground in a forest in Bosnia.

The controversial archaeologist, Semir Osmanagich, wrote in a blog that the sphere dates back more than 1,500 years and is “the most massive stone ball in Europe.” He estimates the sphere weighs some 30 tons or more.

Osmanagich said he discovered the sphere in the village of Podubravlje, near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his estimates show it has a radius of between 1.2 to 1.5 meters (about 3 feet, 11 inches to about 4 feet, 11 inches).
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 03:42:07 pm »

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He says the sphere, in addition to his earlier claims that Bosnia is home to hidden ancient pyramids linked by underground tunnels, prove the existence of an advanced, lost civilization.

“It would be another proof that Southern Europe, Balkan and Bosnia, in particular, were home for advanced civilizations from distant past and we have no written records about them,” Osmanagich wrote in the blog post announcing the discovery for his non-profit group named The Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation.

Other archaeologists have dismissed Osmanagich’s previous claims about pyramid finds. Anthony Harding, President of the European Association of Archaeologists, described the claims as “complete fantasy.”

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According to the International Business Times, some archaeologists have already dismissed Osmanagich’s sphere discovery saying that the rock was likely created naturally. Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences told the Daily Mail that the rock was likely formed by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains."

Could Osmanagich's new discovery be manmade?

Stone balls have been discovered around the world and linked to ancient civilizations. There are ancient volcanic stone spheres in western Mexico, stone balls in the small island in Pacific – Isla del Cano, volcanic stone balls on Easter Island, and others in Tunisia, and the Canary Islands.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 03:43:00 pm »

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He says the sphere, in addition to his earlier claims that Bosnia is home to hidden ancient pyramids linked by underground tunnels, prove the existence of an advanced, lost civilization.

“It would be another proof that Southern Europe, Balkan and Bosnia, in particular, were home for advanced civilizations from distant past and we have no written records about them,” Osmanagich wrote in the blog post announcing the discovery for his non-profit group named The Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation.

Other archaeologists have dismissed Osmanagich’s previous claims about pyramid finds. Anthony Harding, President of the European Association of Archaeologists, described the claims as “complete fantasy.”

'Winged Monster' Rock Art Finally Deciphered

According to the International Business Times, some archaeologists have already dismissed Osmanagich’s sphere discovery saying that the rock was likely created naturally. Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences told the Daily Mail that the rock was likely formed by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains."

Could Osmanagich's new discovery be manmade?

Stone balls have been discovered around the world and linked to ancient civilizations. There are ancient volcanic stone spheres in western Mexico, stone balls in the small island in Pacific – Isla del Cano, volcanic stone balls on Easter Island, and others in Tunisia, and the Canary Islands.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 03:43:27 pm »

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/giant-rock-sphere-linked-to-mysterious-civilization-160414.htm
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 03:44:46 pm »

Giant Sphere In The Forests Of Bosnia Stirs Controversy: Is It Proof Of An Ancient Civilization?

By Deepthi B, Tech Times | April 15, 7:35 AM


Dr. Semir Osmanagich is an archaeologist who claims to have found the world's oldest and largest manmade stone ball. He asserts that the spherical rock is rich in iron content and that it was humanly constructed possibly by an advanced civilization in ancient times.
(Photo : Semir Osmanagich | piramidsunca)

Bosnian archaeologist Semir Osmanagich nicknamed as the "Bosnian Indiana Jones" by the locals, is an archaeologist who is known for making disreputable claims in the field of archaeology. He has landed himself in a controversy yet again with his new assertion.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 03:48:36 pm »

This time, the controversial archaeologist claims to have discovered the world's oldest and largest ever manmade stone ball in a forest near the Bosnian town of Zavidovici. Osmanagich truly believes the giant sphere was humanly constructed and that it could prove the existence of an ancient and advanced civilization, which existed more than 1,500 years ago.

This spherical stone, which is partly buried in the ground, has a diameter of approximately 8-10 feet and weighs more than 30 tons, and is believed to be highly rich in iron content.

The stone however, hasn't been chemically tested yet, though the red and brown tinge of colors on the stone indicates high iron content. If the tests do confirm the presence of iron, then this stone ball would be hailed as the largest manmade sphere, surpassing the ones previously discovered in Mexico and Costa Rica in South America.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2016, 03:49:17 pm »

Dr. Osmanagich, originally from Austin, Texas, has been known to the archaeological world for all the wrong reasons. However, he receives plenty of support and funding for excavations from the Bosnian Government who believes him and is treated as a celebrity in the area.

However, certain scientists who have also seen the newly discovered rock have asserted that it seemingly appears to have been naturally formed than manually constructed.

Refuting Dr. Osmanagich's recent claims, Mandy Edwards, University of Manchester's School of Earth has explained that the sphere might have been made from a natural phenomenon called concretion wherein the natural mineral cement is precipitated within the spaces between sediment grains.

The other geologists and archaeologists in the region are also referring to Osmanagich's work and findings to be pseudo-archaeological and that they pose a threat to the real heritage of Bosnia.

Previously in 2005, Osmanagich landed in a controversy when he claimed that he had discovered a bunch of hills in the Visoko valley of Bosnia, which according to him were actually the primitive pyramids connected via tunnels. However, his contentions were met with mockery from the European Association of Archaeologists.

The president of the European Association of Archaeologists, Anthony Harding, described his Visoko excavation as "a total absurdity".

"There is some genuine archaeology on the hill and I'm told it's medieval, possibly Bronze Age or Roman. But the speculation that there could be a 12,000-year-old structure beneath is a complete fantasy and anyone with basic knowledge of archaeology or history should recognize that", said Harding.

Further, here is an additional nugget of information on the side -- it's interesting to learn that this region was believed to have hundreds of similar huge spheres in the early 20th Century. However, most of them were destroyed in the '70s sadly because of the rumors that they had gold hidden inside of them. Only around eight of these structures are believed to still exist today.
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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/149832/20160415/giant-sphere-in-the-forests-of-bosnia-stirs-controversy-is-it-proof-of-an-ancient-civilization.htm
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