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New Blog on the phenomenon of the so-called ‘Bosnian pyramid

Postby DougWeller » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:01 am

I'll quote from the bottom -- the introduction. There is already a new article "Of closets, skeletons and rolling stones" at the top of the blog.

The first visitors to this blog will need no particular introduction. The information that will be presented here is about the phenomenon of the so-called ‘Bosnian pyramids’. It is not just an archaeological or a geological phenomenon, as its producers would have you believe. It's more of a contemporary sociological and anthropological phenomenon of a whole society being manipulated into embracing pseudo-science as a patriotic duty and a civilizational value.

Imagine for a moment. The British Museum has its ceiling collapse for the second time in one year. Some of its most valuable and unique collections are in grave danger. The Museum's Library is closed because there’s no money to pay for heating and maintenance. The lack of adequate heating in winter poses another danger to the Museum artefacts. The British Minister of Culture not only does not hand in a resignation, but does not even give a public statement. At the same time, the Ministry of Culture and the British Parliament, along with several other government bodies and state-owned companies, donate hundreds of thousands of euros to a group of New Age followers who are digging up Stonehenge and claiming that the site hides remains of a 27.000 years old civilization. British politicians – instead of trying to save the British Museum or to protect the British historical and cultural heritage and values – try to convince the UNESCO that these New Age claims are rooted in scientific evidence.

Imagine what an episode of Monty Python that would be.

And now for real. On September 6, the ceiling of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina collapsed for the second time in the last twelve months. The damage from the first incident earlier this year has not yet been treated because of lack of money. The second incident threatens not only the existence of the valuable artifacts, but also the entire existence of this Bosnia-Herzegovina's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The Bosnian Culture Minister does not resign and does not even issue a public statement. Instead, his Ministry hands out an emergency sum of money, which is not sufficient to meet even the damage from the first incident.

Other government bodies, responsible for directing allocated budget for financing and maintining the National Museum – such as the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Council of Ministers – do not even address the issue. Several of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural institutions, including the National Museum, even had to announce a law suit against the Council of Ministers for not giving them the money that has already been allocated by the budget and that sits in the government bank accounts.

Let me repeat that – our scientific and cultural institutions have to sue our own government for not giving them the money that our budget provides for these institutions.

Simultaneoulsy, the director of the Pyramid Project, Mr. Semir Osmanagic, recently tells a Croatian newspaper that his project costs 50.000 euros per month. These costs are largely met by tens of thousands of Bosnian convertible marks (2KM=1€) from the government budget and are poured into the Bosnian Pyramid Project through donations by government bodies such as the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Foreign Trade Chamber, the cantonal Ministries of Culture, municipal funds, state-owned companies (e.g. BH Telecom), etc.

Imagine what a scandal that should be. But for some reason, it is not. For some reason, it is considered a patriotic duty to accept the certain demise of the existing historical and cultural heritage of our country and to exchange it for a fake.

This blog will bring English translations and summaries of months of analyses, information gathering and photos from articles published in BCS* by the APWR. APWR is not an organization nor it is affiliated with any interest group in this ongoing phenomenon. It is a small team of four Bosnian-Herzegovinian individuals who do not believe that truth and patriotism are mutually exclusive concepts.
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