Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon is the second biggest pyramidal structure in the world with it’s height of 190 meters. This pyramid has been one of the focus of investigation this season in Visoko. Great number of volunteers, archaeologists and geologists have had a chance to open new archaeological trenches or enlarge existing ones.
Three-sided Moon pyramid has a unique design combining paved terraces and clay layers. Clay was used as the construction and binding material. Similar combination can be found in a case of Chinese pyramids in Shaanxi province.
During the period June-August 2010, volunteers and archaeologists have uncovered perfectly preserved paved terrace. Three vertical layers and four horizontal raw have been exposed.
Italian and Spanish archaeologists discovered artificially-made water channels. There is also a step with sandstone blocks cut at the same slope. Half-radius of this terrace is made very diligently with half-circled sides at the meeting point of two blocks.
This trench is labeled “Sonda 20” and has attracted tens of thousands of tourists to the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon this year.
Spanish archaeologist Fernando joined the crew during the month of August 2010
Carefull but intensive investigation have produced a number of proofs for the artificial character of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon
Leading archaeologist in Visoko this season, Sara from Italy, suggests future actions to the principal investigator dr. sci. Sam Semir Osmanagich
Water drainage channels are located between vertical raws
Italian archaeologists Sara and Francesco
Vertically positioned raw of smaller-size plates
Volunteer from Vukovar (Croatia), carefully cleans the terrace
Diligent way to make half radius
Three raws of shaped sandstone plates have been uncovered this season
Water channel curves at 90 degrees before hitting the step
Step with shaped blocks and same slope
Archaeological trench “Sonda No. 20” have been the most atractive location on the Bosnian Pyamid of the Moon during 2010
View of the Northern and Western side of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon
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