This is an interesting bit of archeology. There seems to be a discovery of a Step Pyramid in Bosnia – that Archaeologists claim to be in the neighborhood of 12,000 years old. There seems to be quite a bit of buzz about it on the news sites too – not a ton – which is sorta strange. It is mentioned in a couple of places on the BBC, as well as here (hope you can read Bosnian), and some Google results too.
It’s very interesting to me. From the picture, it makes one wonder how the hell anyone couldn’t have seen it before. I know Bosnia isn’t the richest country in the world, so that could take it a long way – as far as not having any sort of measurable archaeological research budget. Anyway, it’s interesting. It just goes to show how little about our planet we actually know.
It’s not hard to fathom how this could have been overlooked and forgotten about in 12,000 years. Just take a look at all of the technology we created and subsequently forgot about. Plumbing is a great example. The Romans developed and engineered an amazing water transport system, and after the sacking of Rome – it was what, 2000 years later before the toilet even showed its face again? Concrete too. I’m sure there is a huge list that I just don’t know about too.
Where’s Indiana when you need him?