Bosnia's Pyramid Scheme

Visoko, Bosnia, might be home to the Eighth Wonder of the World, or so its residents hope. Researchers last week excavated geometrically cut stones from a hill near the town--apparently the building blocks of the first ancient step pyramid ever found in Europe. Archaeologist Semir Osmanagic estimates the pyramid is 722 ft. high--a third taller than Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza--and was built about 12,000 years ago by an unknown civilization. Other experts are skeptical. "More likely," says UCLA archaeologist Willeke Wendrich, "this is a case of Europeans around 6 A.D. with a bit of Egyptomania." Visoko's people see the pyramid,...

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